CAFTA Open-Letter to Minister Champagne on Trans-Pacific Partnership
On August 14th, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland stated that Canada is a trading nation. The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) cannot agree more with this sentiment as we look to improve Canada’s competitiveness abroad. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a modern and comprehensive agreement that is the future for Canada’s agriculture and agri-food trade. It is for this reason that CAFTA is sending an open-letter to the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, which strongly urges Canada to join other TPP-11 countries to declare its support and to implement the TPP without delay. Attaining competitive access to these markets is essential to achieving the target of $75 billion of agri-food exports by 2025, as outlined in the 2017 federal budget. The implementation of the TPP secures Canada’s access to the necessary markets of the Pacific and secures a strong future for Canadian agriculture.
Read CAFTA’s open-letter here.