The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Le Canada doit agir maintenant pour conclure le Partenariat transpacifique

Ottawa, le 25 juin 2015 – Hier, le président Barack Obama a reçu l’autorité du Congrès américain de terminer et clore les négociations relatives au Partenariat transpacifique (PTP). Le Canada doit saisir l’occasion de travailler avec les partenaires du PTP afin de parvenir à une entente, soulignent les principales associations canadiennes d’affaires et de commerce. […]

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Canada Must Act Now to Conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ottawa, June 25, 2015 – Yesterday, President Obama received authority from the U.S. Congress to finish the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Canada must seize the opportunity to work with TPP partners to conclude the deal, say leading Canadian business and trade associations. Canada must not be left behind. Representing businesses from all sizes and sectors across […]

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Nouvelles de l’ACCA – Printemps 2015

Compte rendu sur le lobbying L’ACCA continue de se pencher sur les grands dossiers commerciaux du Canada mentionnés ci-après et d’y contribuer avec le plus grand intérêt. L’ACCA continue également de faire valoir les intérêts de ses membres en rencontrant les représentants du Parlement, les ministreset les membres des comités permanents du commerce international, de […]

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CAFTA News – Spring 2015

Lobby Update CAFTA continues to monitor actively and contribute to Canada’s major trade files, listed below, with great interest. CAFTA also continues to advocate for the interests of our members by meeting with relevant representatives of Parliament, Ministers, staffers, and members of House committees on international trade, agriculture, finance, and foreign affairs. Main topic: the […]

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The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) is a coalition of national and regional organizations, associations and companies that have come together in support of a more open and fair international trading environment for agriculture and agri-food.

CAFTA’s membership represents the entire agriculture value chain, and includes:

  • Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association
  • Barley Council of Canada
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
  • Canadian Meat Council
  • Canadian Pork Council
  • Canadian Sugar Institute
  • Canola Council of Canada
  • Cereals Canada
  • Grain Growers of Canada
  • Malting Industry Association of Canada
  • National Cattle Feeders’ Association

CAFTA represents the entire value chain; the membership includes producer organizations, processors, marketers and exporters from the major trade dependent sectors in Canada

CAFTA members include Canada’s major agri-food exporters including the beef, pork, grain, oilseed, sugar, and malt sectors, where we represent producers, processors and exporters.  Together, these sectors produce almost 80 per cent of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food exports, conduct about $40 billion in business annually and directly employ close to 500,000 Canadians.

Together, CAFTA’s members:

  • Produce almost 80% of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food exports.
  • Conduct about $40 billion in business annually.
  • Employ close to 500 thousand Canadians directly in production, processing and marketing.
  • Over 90% – nearly 210,000 – of Canada’s farmers are dependent on exports; their viability depends on the sale of products that are either exported or sold domestically at international prices.

For more information on becoming a member of CAFTA please contact us at 613.560.0500 or
email us cafta_goose_sm