The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Statement by the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance on the status of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Maui

Maui, Hawaii – July 31, 2015 – The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) is disappointed that Trade Ministers negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were not able to complete an agreement. However, CAFTA members are encouraged that Trade Ministers reported significant progress and reiterated their commitment to reaching an ambitious 21st century trade deal that will […]

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

Maui, Hawaii – le 31 juillet 2015 – L’Alliance Canadienne du Commerce Agroalimentaire (ACCA) est déçue d’apprendre que les Ministres du commerce n’aient pas été en mesure, cette semaine, de conclure les pourparlers du Partenariat transpacifique. Cependant, pour l’ACCA, les progrès considérables réalisés cette semaine restent encourageants, de même que l’engagement par les Ministres de […]

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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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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 $46 billion in business annually.
  • Employ close to half a million 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