Canadian Agri Food Trade Alliance

CAFTA is the voice of Canadian agri-food exporters

CAFTA is a coalition of national organizations that support a more open and fair international trading environment for agriculture and agri-food. Representing the 90% of farmers who depend on trade and ranchers, producers, processors and agri-food exporters who want to grow the economy through better access to international markets. This includes the beef, pork, meat, grains, cereals, pulses, soybeans, canola as well as the sugar, malt, and processed food industries. The sectors CAFTA represents support over a million jobs in urban and rural communities across Canada.



CAFTA Key Messages on C-282

C-282 runs counter to Canada’s long-standing trade policy and will hurt Canada during trade negotiations

Restricting through legislation Canada’s ability to make decisions (on concessions and overall negotiating strategy) contradicts the government’s objective of achieving comprehensive trade outcomes (Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, 10.2). 

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UK’s accession to CPTPP must meet the pact’s high standards and ambitions, agri-food exporters say

Ottawa, ON – April 17, 2023 –Dan Darling, President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today issued the statement below regarding United Kingdom’s Accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

“CAFTA members have long been supportive of the expansion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) … (Read More)

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CAFTA Launches Executive Director Competition

On March 31, the CAFTA Board of Directors opened the search for a permanent executive director position. The Job description is attached, for any interested please send your resume and cover letter with attention to ‘Hiring Committee’ in the subject line to by April 24, 2023. Only those selected … (Read More)

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