The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

7 novembre 2014

Déclaration de l’Alliance Canadienne du Commerce Agroalimentaire concernant les pourparlers commerciaux du Partenariat transpacifique OTTAWA (ON) – Le 7 novembre 2014 – Alors que les ministres du commerce du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) se préparent à se rencontrer en marge du forum de la Coopération économique pour l’Asie-Pacifique (APEC) à Beijing le 8 novembre 2014, la [...]

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November 7, 2014

Statement by Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks OTTAWA (ON) – November 7, 2014 – As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade ministers are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing on November 8, 2014, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) President Lisa Skierka today issued the [...]

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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 [...]

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October 20

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 [...]

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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