Calgary, AB — The National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) is pleased Minister Freeland in New Zealand, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has signed the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which will create the world’s largest free trade zone. NCFA believes the partnership will make an important contribution to creating a more prosperous beef and cattle industry in Canada.

We believe this agreement is essential for our industry and is good for Canadians. With the signature in New Zealand we now have the final legal text of the TPP agreement. We call on the government to take the necessary steps to bring it into force expeditiously.