Archive for February 2018

CHC continues to advocate for growers’ main trade issues as CPTPP deal is reached

In January, Canada, along with ten other remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership concluded discussions on a new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Next steps include signing and ratifying the trade deal, which is estimated could take approximately 12-18 months. The new CPTPP deal is “great news for Canadian farmers and processors,”…

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Government Support of Canada’s Organic Sector

On January 26, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced support for the growth of Canada’s organic sector. Specifically, the Government of Canada will provide the Canadian General Standards Board the necessary funds to cover costs associated with the 2020 Canadian Organic Standards (COS) review. In late 2017, CHC submitted a letter of…

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