The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance


Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for an Ambitious Comprehensive Agreement through the TPP Hanoi, Vietnam – SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 – At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place September 1-10, in Hanoi, Vietnam, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand are calling for negotiators to uphold [...]

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25 août 2014

Déclaration de l’Alliance canadienne du commerce agroalimentaire sur les pourparlers commerciaux du Partenariat transpacifique OTTAWA (Ontario) – 25 août 2014 – À la suite de la nouvelle que les chefs négociateurs du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) se réuniront du 1er au 10 septembre, à Hanoï, pour poursuivre les négociations sur la libéralisation du commerce, la présidente [...]

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AUGUST 25, 2014

Statement by Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks OTTAWA (ON) – AUGUST 25, 2014 – On news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) chief negotiators will meet Sept 1-10 in Hanoi to continue trade liberalization negotiations, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) President Lisa Skierka today issued the following statement on the status of the [...]

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6 AOÛT 2014

L’ACCA SALUE L’ACCORD DE LIBRE-ÉCHANGE ENTRE LE CANADA ET L’UNION EUROPÉENNE. Le nouvel accord donne accès à de nouveaux marchés et accroît les possibilités dans les domaines agricoles et agroalimentaires. OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – 6 AOÛT 2014 – L’Alliance canadienne du commerce agroalimentaire (ACCA) salue l’annonce faite sur l’obtention d’un texte final pour l’accord de libre-échange entre [...]

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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 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