The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Who will enable Canada to grow?

Maui, Hawaii – July 28, 2015 This week trade Ministers from 12 Pacific countries, including Canada, could conclude an agreement to make it easier to trade with 40% of the world’s economy. But despite the fact that we’re a small economy that depends on trade, much of the public and political dialogue on the Trans […]

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Qui va favoriser la croissance du Canada?

Maui, Hawaii – Le 28 juillet 2015  Cette semaine, les Ministres du commerce de 12 nations du Pacifique, dont le Canada, se rencontrent à Hawaii et sont en passe de conclure l’accord qui devrait faciliter les échanges commerciaux avec 40% de l’économie mondiale. Pourtant, en dépit du fait que le Canada soit une économie qui […]

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Déclaration de l’Alliance Canadienne du Commerce Agroalimentaire concernant les pourparlers commerciaux du Partenariat transpacifique

Maui, Hawaï, 23 juillet 2015 – À l’annonce de la rencontre des négociateurs en chef du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) et des ministres du Commerce, à Hawaï, du 24 au 31 juillet, le président de l’Alliance canadienne du commerce agroalimentaire (ACCA), Brian Innes, a fait la déclaration suivante sur la situation des pourparlers commerciaux du PTP : « Nos membres, représentant le […]

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Statement by the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks

Maui, Hawaii, July 23, 2015 – On news that Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP) chief negotiators and trade ministers will meet July 24-31 in Hawaii, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) President Brian Innes issued the following statement on the status of the TPP trade talks: “Our members from across Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry call on all […]

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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