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CETA now in effect, Canadian efforts to resolve technical barriers continue

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) notes with interest the provisional implementation of the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). As of today, European beef is duty free in the Canadian market and new duty-free quotas will be available for Canadian beef entering the EU market.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announces 2017 finalists

The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the 2017-2018 CYL term.The 2017 Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) proved to once again be an excellent setting for the selection of the newest crop of CYL participants. On August 15, 24 young beef enthusiasts from across Canada gathered at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park in Calgary, AB to showcase their knowledge and passion for the Canadian beef industry, in the hopes of being named one of 16 2017-2018 CYL Finalists.

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CCA announces 2017 TESA recipient, The David Francis Farm of PEI

Calgary, AB-The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce The David Francis Farm, of Lady Fane, Prince Edward Island (PEI) as the recipient of the 2017 The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The seventh-generation farm is operated by father and son team David and Brett Francis and families.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announce semi-finalists for 2017 mentorship program

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 26 semi-finalists vying for 16 mentorship positions in the 2017 program year.The 26 semi-finalists were selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants from across Canada based on the strength of their online applications, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The semi-finalists will face the final round of the competition at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC), August 15-17, 2017 in Calgary, AB at the BMO Centre.Finalists for the 2017-18 program year will...

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Mexico, Canada, U.S. producer groups urge leaders to leave NAFTA beef terms of trade alone

Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dan Darling and fellow beef producer group leaders in Mexico and the United States issued a joint letter to the elected political leadership of their respective countries today to clarify their shared view that the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) affecting beef producers are strongly supported as they currently exist and should not be altered.

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International Beef Alliance Statement: Ministers from TPP countries confirm focus on trade liberalization in Pacific region, IBA applauds progress

On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile, to discuss the future of the TPP. They then continued with a “High Level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region,” bringing in representatives from China, Colombia, Korea and the United States.

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Ministers from TPP countries confirm desire to liberalize trade in Pacific region, CCA applauds progress

Calgary, AB – On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile to discuss the future of the TPP. They then continued with a “High Level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region,” bringing in representatives from China, Colombia, Korea and the United States.

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CCA calls for renewed effort on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) encourages Ministers participating in the Vina del Mar, Chile meeting next week to continue efforts that will lead to implementation of the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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