October 24, 2014
International Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for Strong Outcomes through the TPP Sydney, Australia – OCTOBER 24, 2014 – At the round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations taking place this week in Australia, agri-food producer and processor groups from Canada, Australia and New Zealand are calling for negotiators to maintain a high level of ambition [...]Read more
Market Research & Policy Assistant Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Area Job Description Reporting to the Executive Director, this Ottawa-based position plays an integral research and analytical role in backing the mandate of the organization. The position monitors and analyzes opportunities, issues, trends and policy developments related to benefits of free [...]Read more
Le 7 octobre 2014
Exposé présenté par Mme Claire Citeau, directrice exécutive Alliance canadienne du commerce agroalimentaire (ACCAA) au Comité permanent du commerce international de la Chambre des communes au sujet de l’Accord de libre-échange du Canada et de la Corée Le 7 octobre 2014 Bonjour. Je m’appelle Claire Citeau. Je travaille à l’Alliance canadienne du commerce agroalimentaire, l’ACCAA, à titre [...]Read more
Statement by Claire Citeau, Executive Director, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade regarding the Canada-Korea free trade agreement October 7, 2014 Good morning. My name is Claire Citeau. I am the Executive Director of CAFTA, the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. I am joined by two directors [...]Read more
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.