The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for an Ambitious, Fair, and Comprehensive Agreement through the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Guam, MAY 19, 2015 – As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand remain united in their call for a modern trade agreement that includes meaningful and comprehensive market access opportunities for agriculture and agri-food. The […]

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Les producteurs du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire demandent que le Partenariat transpacifique soit ambitieux, équitable et complet

Guam, 20 mai 2015 – Alors que les nations du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) se réunissent cette semaine à Guam pour poursuivre les négociations, les organismes de producteurs agricoles et de transformateurs agroalimentaires du Canada, des États-Unis, de l’Australie et de la Nouvelle-Zélande restent unis dans leur demande d’un accord commercial moderne qui comprenne des opportunités […]

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Partenariat transpacifique : le temps est venu

Partenariat transpacifique : le temps est venu Ottawa, ON – 07 mai 2015 Pour les exportateurs de produits agricoles et alimentaires, le Partenariat transpacifique suscite énormément d’intérêt. Après cinq ans de négociations, une entente est finalement à la portée. L’engagement qu’ont pris la semaine dernière le président des États-Unis Barack Obama et le premier ministre du […]

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TPP: The time is now

TPP: The time is now Ottawa, ON – May 7, 2015 2014 Agri-Food Exports to TPP For Canada’s agricultural and food exporters, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest game in town. And after five years of negotiations, a deal is finally in sight. Last week’s commitment by U.S. President Barrack Obama and Japan’s Prime […]

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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