Canadian Canola Growers Association

Canadian agri-food exporters mark provisional application of CETA

September 21, 2017CAFTA Release

​​​​​​​​The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) welcomes the beginning of provisional application of the historic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU) and looks forward to timely resolution of remaining barriers.

 

Today, CAFTA representatives attended a celebration of the agreement held by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade.

 

“While we urge the government to resolve the outstanding issues, we are also encouraged that Canada is forging ahead with its commitment to freer trade with the world’s second largest economy,” said Brian Innes, CAFTA president. “Eventually, CETA will mean preferential access for Canadian agri-food to an $18 trillion market that includes 500 million people.”

 

The potential for Canada making greater trade inroads in EU markets is huge. Canada exported $3.5 billion in agriculture and food products to the EU in 2016 – making it the country’s fourth largest export destination. When the CETA is fully implemented, it will eliminate EU tariffs on almost 94 per cent of Canada’s agri-food products.

 

While the results won’t be immediate for some agri-food sectors, the agreement presents the potential to drive additional exports of up to $1.5 billion per year. This includes $600 million in beef, $400 million in pork, $100 million in grains and oilseeds, $100 million in sugar containing products and a further $300 million in processed foods, fruits and... (read more)

​​​​​​​​The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) welcomes the beginning of provisional application of the historic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU) and looks forward to timely resolution of remaining barriers.

 

Today, CAFTA representatives attended a celebration of the agreement held by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade.

 

“While we urge the government to resolve the outstanding issues, we are also encouraged that Canada is forging ahead with its commitment to freer trade with the world’s second largest economy,” said Brian Innes, CAFTA president. “Eventually, CETA will mean preferential access for Canadian agri-food to an $18 trillion market that includes 500 million people.”

 

The potential for Canada making greater trade inroads in EU markets is huge. Canada exported $3.5 billion in agriculture and food products to the EU in 2016 – making it the country’s fourth largest export destination. When the CETA is fully implemented, it will eliminate EU tariffs on almost 94 per cent of Canada’s agri-food products.

 

While the results won’t be immediate for some agri-food sectors, the agreement presents the potential to drive additional exports of up to $1.5 billion per year. This includes $600 million in beef, $400 million in pork, $100 million in grains and oilseeds, $100 million in sugar containing products and a further $300 million in processed foods, fruits and... (read more)

Canada's AgGrowth Coalition Expects Provincial Ministers to Support BRM Review

July 14, 2017AgGrowth Coalition Release
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Canada's AgGrowth Coalition expects federal and provincial agricultural ministers across Canada to support the request for a comprehensive review of the Business Risk Management suite of programs for agriculture at the upcoming Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting. "We are anticipating the announcement of this review... (read more)
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