Reducing Barriers to Internal Trade

Quick Facts:

Working Toward Solutions:

CFA presented in May 2016 to the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on issues pertaining to barriers to internal trade.

During this presentation, CFA identified the two largest obstacles to interprovincial or domestic trade as differing provincial transportation regulations and inconsistencies between provincial and federal inspections require at meat processing facilities. CFA stresses that Canada should make the most of local and regional business prospects while it seeks to finalize international trade agreements, notably the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

CFA has also passed several resolutions with regard to domestic trade in its policy manual, and will continue to make sure that farmers’ viewpoints is represented in any forum on internal trade in Canada.

CFA Recommendations:

Read more about our trade policies in the CFA Policy Manual