International Trade

Ensuring Canadian agriculture is represented in trade negotiations.

Quick Facts:

Working Toward Solutions:

Agriculture and trade negotiations are among the key topics addressed in advocacy meetings with parliamentarians and government officials. We also bring recommendations forward in presentations on the Hill and at industry conferences and other meetings.

In late October 2017, CFA board members met with over 40 MPs during our Fall Lobby Day. NAFTA and TPP-11 negotiations were one of the key topics discussed, with CFA espousing a “do no harm” approach to NAFTA negotiations for agriculture.

CFA also recommended entering into the potential TPP-11 agreement, to secure market access opportunities for Canadian agricultural exporters while also ensuring that supply management market access concessions given by Canada be suspended to reflect the loss of the US. Failing that, the Canadian Government must ensure that no new market access concessions are given in the NAFTA renegotiations

CFA conducted a US farm tour in late April 2017 to strengthen the Canada-US trade relationships which included meetings with US farm organizations in California, Kansas, Iowa and Wisconsin.


CFA Recommendations: