Priorities for Canada-US sugar trade in NAFTA – Standing Committee on International Trade

May 09, 2017 - On Tuesday May 9, 2017, Canadian Sugar Institute President, Ms. Sandra Marsden appeared before the Standing Committee on International Trade to act as a witness for their study on the priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade within North America.

Exploring Canada – China Agri-food Trade

February 22, 2017 - Today the Canadian Agri-food Trade Alliance released a report on the opportunity in China for Canada’s agri-food exports. Canadian exporters continue to face serious trade barriers, hampering growth. Canada faces a significant trade imbalance with China, particularly in value-added foods such as sugar-containing products. The elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers would put Canada on a level playing field with other countries and enable Canadian exports to meet growing Chinese demand.

Promoting the benefits of the TPP - Presentation to Standing Committee on International Trade

October 20, 2016 - The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) summarized the benefits of the TPP to Canada’s sugar, sugar-containing products and processed food sectors. Unlike most commodities, NAFTA did not open sugar trade for Canadian sugar and many sugar-containing products. The TPP does not resolve those issues but would provide meaningful improvements. The TPP does not address global trade distortions in sugar but there are also potential gains for Canadian exports in other TPP markets including Japan.

Exploring free trade with China encouraging sign for Canadian agri-food exports

September 22, 2016 - The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today applauded the federal government for announcing exploratory free trade talks with China - a market that accounted for $5.6 billion in Canadian agriculture and agri-food exports last year. China is Canada’s second largest two-way trading partner after the U.S.

Presentation to Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry: Study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector

May 05, 2016 - Canada’s sugar sector supports government initiatives to seek predictable and meaningful increases in export market access to diversify markets and improve the capacity utilization and competitiveness of Canadian sugar operations. FTAs like CETA and TPP are critical because they benefit the full value chain. The industry supports timely implementation of CETA. It is also essential Canada ratify TPP as costs of exclusion would put Canada further behind in food processing investment and trade.

Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters announce strong support for TPP

January 11, 2016 - After careful review of the terms of the TPP, CAFTA announced its formal support of the deal and believes it is integral to the future viability of Canada’s export-based agriculture and agri-food sector. CAFTA urges the Canadian government to sign the agreement and press for its quick ratification by all parties. Outcomes are significant for Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters despite the U.S. and Japan continuing to maintain restrictive tariffs and tariff rate quotas on sugar products.

Canadian Trade Tribunal Continues Duties on EU and US Sugar

October 30, 2015 - On October 30, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) issued its decision to continue its 1995 finding against dumped and subsidized sugar from the United States and European Union. Antidumping and countervailing duties will, therefore, continue to be applied to imports of such sugar.

Rogers Sugar Inc. Supports the Trans Pacific Partnership

October 07, 2015 - Rogers Sugar Inc announced today that it supports the efforts of Canada and other countries to reach a TPP agreement. Full details of the agreement are not available at this time but the Canadian Sugar Institute has confirmed that the United States granted Canada a combined 19200 metric tonnes of new sugar access. The new Canadian access consists of two separate quotas; one for 9600 metric tonnes of Canadian origin refined sugar and a second for 9600 metric tonnes of sugar containing products.

Canadian Sugar Industry Supports TPP Regional Trade Integration

October 05, 2015 - Canada’s sugar industry supports the efforts of Canada and other countries to reach a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. As details become available, the industry will be reviewing the specific implications of today’s conclusion of the TPP for Canada’s sugar and sugar-containing products industry. The industry has been seeking substantial improvements in export market access to the United States, Japan and other countries in the TPP region.

Future of Canadian Sugar Industry Dependent on Outcome of TPP Negotiations

September 30, 2015 - Canadian sugar industry representatives are in Atlanta this week as countries seeking a 21st century TPP agreement try to wrap up negotiations. Decisions made here are critical to Canada’s refined sugar and sugar-containing products industry. A vibrant food processing industry depends on a reliable supply of refined sugar across the country. The sugar industry is seeking an outcome that will grow Canadian investment through exports in the TPP region.

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