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Trump team flags Canadian livestock and lumber as targets in NAFTA reset

November 16, 2016

Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, said statements Mr. Trump made during the campaign suggest every aspect of Canada-U.S. trade is up for negotiation.

Mr. Beatty said the direction it appears the United States will take should spur Canada to build new markets. “It highlights the importance of diversifying our trading relationship.”

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Beef access to Mexico resumes; could be bigger than expected

October 8, 2016

Ron Glaser, vice-president of corporate affairs for Canada Beef, who was in Mexico with MacAulay, said exports to Mexico could be much higher (up to $200 million) because Mexico is a diverse market with many opportunities for beef products. “This action will certainly help Canadian packers be more competitive against their U.S. counterpart, by being able to offer a broader range of products,” he said.

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