With protectionism on the rise and the global trading system under threat, CAFTA will be engaging with candidates from all parties during the 43rd federal general election
Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today released a prescription of what’s required from trade agreements to allow agri-food exports to continue setting records. This fall’s 43rd federal general election is a critical time for candidates from all parties to consider what the federal government needs to do with trade agreements to enable agri-food exports to continue bringing jobs and prosperity to communities across the country. The platform was launched by CAFTA representatives at an end-of-session press conference held on Parliament Hill.
The platform, entitled “Realizing Canada’s Export Potential in an Unpredictable and Fiercely Competitive World” highlights the challenges and opportunities facing the hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose livelihoods depend on agri-food exports. In a world where trade is increasingly linked to geopolitical and global events, a deliberate strategy to ensure trade agreements enable free and fair trade is more important than ever.
Some of the platform’s key recommendations that CAFTA will be urging all candidates to endorse are:
Preserving and Enhancing Access in Key Export Markets
- Ratifying and bringing CUSMA into force as quickly as possible
- Monitoring and proactively promoting proper... (read more)