North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

The Government of Canada is listening to Canadians from across the country and from all sectors and backgrounds about trade, as it recognizes that trade policies need to respond and contribute meaningfully to Canadians’ economic, social, and environmental priorities.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)'s track record is one of economic growth and middle-class job creation in Canada and across North America. Any changes to NAFTA would need to support Canada’s goals of providing stable, rewarding, and well-paying jobs for Canadians and helping grow the middle class.

Current activities

  • CHC is closely monitoring the NAFTA renegotiations and advocating on behalf of its members, and will watch and respond to negotiation talks as they take place.
  • CHC continues to consult with trade representatives from Global Affairs Canada and other influencers on behalf of the horticultural sector.

Previous activities

  • In November 2017, CHC and the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) lobbied the federal government during meetings with Members of Parliament and Senators. The meetings were held as part of the two organizations’ annual Fall Harvest advocacy event.
  • In July 2017, based on meetings with members, like-minded associations, trade negotiators, and trade analysts both in Canada and the U.S., CHC submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative, as well as to Global Affairs Canada, ensuring Canada’s horticultural sector is represented in the NAFTA discussions.

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