International Trade

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Media statement: U.S., Canadian Farm Groups Support Strong Trading Partnership

Canada responds to U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs with ‘countermeasures’

Media Statement: CFA comments on conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

News release: Canadian, American and Mexican farm organizations support modernized NAFTA

CFA Op-Ed: Taking Canada’s agricultural trade to the next level


Ensuring Canadian agriculture is represented in trade negotiations

Agriculture and trade negotiations are among the key topics addressed in CFA’s 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 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 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.

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