Canadian Agri Food Trade Alliance


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) provided new members adhere to the high standards and level of ambition this agreement has achieved.

“For example, while CAFTA is encouraged by the UK’s adherence to language facilitating the trade of products of agriculture biotechnology (i.e., grains and sugars), CAFTA members are disappointed that the UK’s accession to the CPTPP has not addressed many of the SPS and tariff barriers that limit Canada’s market access for important Canadian agri-food exports to the UK such as beef and pork.”

Read the full statement here CAFTA_Statement_UK_AccessionCPTPP_Final