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Oct 19, 2015

Ottawa vows to crack down on chickens smuggled into Canada from the U.S.

17 Oct 2015 National Post - (Latest Edition) By Damon van der Linde Financial Post dvanderlinde@nationalpost.com Twitter.com/DamonVDL fowl or fair With TPP in place, Ottawa vows to crack down on chickens smuggled into Canada from the U.S. It seemed like just another unassuming day at the chicken warehouse — until the authorities moved in. They had come for chickens that were passing themselves off as low-grade poultry. It was a lie. United States Department of Agriculture agents raided the warehouse last year in upper New York State and found the evidence they were looking for: pallets stacked with chicken ready...

Posted by: Flaman Agriculture

Category: Farm related news

Tags: poultry TPP chicken trade

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Oct 8, 2015

Provincial response to TPP varies - SK applaudes, AB needs to review, MB nothing

The government of Saskatchewan = "applauding today’s announcement " - see https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2015/october/05/tpp-deal The Government of Alberta = "we need to review in detail" - see http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=3863239B3C676-ABDC-3083-2BD033C7D3D9951B The Government of Manitoba = no official release posted - see http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html

Oct 8, 2015

Alberta government "needs to review" TPP

Agriculture Minister issues statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier issued the following statement in response to the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade negotiations: “Alberta is a trade-focused province and we support the responsible growth of trade opportunities for our export sectors. This is a wide-ranging agreement that we need to review in detail before we know what the overall consequences are for Albertans.”

Oct 5, 2015

Saskatchewan Welcomes Trans Pacific Partnership Deal

Released on October 5, 2015   Premier Brad Wall is applauding today’s announcement from Atlanta of an agreement, and Canada’s participation in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the most ambitious free trade agreements in history.   Negotiations involving 12 nations have just concluded on the TPP, which will represent a market of nearly 800 million consumers and a combined GDP of $28.5 trillion.  Member countries include Canada, the United States, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Chile, Peru and Brunei.   “This is a huge deal for Canada as a trading nation and Saskatchewan as a...

Posted by: Flaman Agriculture

Category: Ag news

Oct 5, 2015

Canadian business owners applaud signing of TPP

The Globe and Mail is reporting this morning that . . . A broad-cross section of Canadian businesses – from cattle ranchers and grain exporters to small-scale manufacturers – applauded Canada’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a monumental trade deal that will open up new export opportunities in a number of fast-growing markets along the Pacific Rim. The deal – signed Monday following negotiations that stretched over the weekend between 12 nations representing 40 per cent of global GDP – has the potential to dramatically reshape Canada’s trade landscape. It will gradually reduce steep tariffs on a number of...

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Category: Ag news

Tags: TPP international trade

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