Produce trucks wait at the border.

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As much as some might see fruit and vegetable production as something which takes place in a field or orchard, it is a business. And with over $6 billion dollars of farm cash receipts in 2016, it is big business. In order to make sure that Canadian horticulture is profitable and competitive globally, the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) works with industry and government stakeholders to increase market access and facilitate trade.

Trade agreements

Trade barriers

For more information, please contact Jennifer Babcock, Policy Research and Development Manager at

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