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CCA Statement: CCA concerned new Animal Transport Regulations will undermine cattle welfare rather than enhance it

February 21, 2019

Proper cattle care and welfare are paramount in the Canadian beef industry. The cattle industry’s objective is for animals under transport to arrive successfully at their destination in good health and condition, without injury and while minimizing stress. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research shows that 99.95 per cent of cattle on long-haul journeys reach their destination in good condition.

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Canadian beef producers enjoy TPP trade boost in Japan

February 13, 2019

Japanese imports of Canadian beef have surged since a new trade deal began on December 30, traders say, in an early sign of the price US producers could pay for protectionist policy.

One immediate consequence [for the US] of TPP was to cut Japanese tariffs on imports of chilled beef from the standard rate of 38.5 per cent to an initial level of 27.5 per cent. That gives Australian, Canadian and New Zealand exporters an 11 percentage point advantage over US producers in the Japanese market.

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Successful inaugural CPTPP Commission meeting concludes in Japan

January 22, 2019

Quick facts

  • The CPTPP is a free trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
  • Canada is now the only G7 nation with free trade agreements with all other G7 members and with free trade access across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
  • On December 30, 2018, the CPTPP entered into force among the first six countries to ratify the agreement: Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. On January 14, 2019, the CPTPP entered into force for Vietnam.

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Packers have another record year

January 2, 2019

Performance for fed beef packers improved dramatically in 2017 because of ample cattle supplies and growing domestic and export demand. Tyson Beef had record income of US$877 million and other packers likely had record years. Thus, the question at the start of this year was: “How can we top that?” To most people’s astonishment, this year’s results have been even better.

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