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CCA pleased with creation of WTO panel to rule on mCOOL

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to Canada's request for the creation of a Dispute Settlement Panel to rule on the United States’ (U.S.) mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (mCOOL) law.

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Russia expands access for Canadian beef

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased with Russia’s announcement to expand access for Canadian beef to include all beef from cattle under-thirty-months old (UTM) and boneless beef from cattle over-thirty-months (OTM) of age. Russia also agreed to continue a process aimed at achieving access for beef offal products by the end of 2009.Read the Newsline PDF

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CCA applauds Canada’s request for WTO panel against mCOOL

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) commends the Government of Canada for today’s announcement that they will request the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a Dispute Settlement Panel to rule on the United States’ (U.S.) mandatory Country-of-Origin Labelling (mCOOL) law.28-10-09 - CCA Backgrounder - REVISED - mCOOL and the WTO process07-10-09 - CCA Backgrounder - The impact of U.S. mCOOL on the Canadian beef and cattle industryRead the Newsline PDF

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Colombia accepts Canadian beef of all ages

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement that Colombia will restore full access for Canadian beef from cattle of all ages. This announcement builds on Colombia’s decision, in May 2009, to partially re-open its border to Canadian beef. CCA is very pleased that Colombia has taken this further decision toward fully restoring Canada’s beef access.Read the Newsline PDF

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Federal government moves WTO Trade dispute forward on South Korea

Canadian cattle producers applauded the Government of Canada for their continuing pursuit to restore trade in Canadian beef with South Korea, when the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced yesterday that a trade dispute settlement panel would be established. After initial consultations with South Korea yielded no movement on its unjustified refusal to resume trade, the Canadian government made two subsequent requests to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, to move forward with the next phase aimed at restoring trade.

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B.C. ranchers receive national recognition for environmental commitment

Calgary... Alexis Creek, British Columbia’s Madley family, of the Canyon Ranch, received the Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) in recognition for their outstanding commitment to water quality, habitat restoration, riparian, grass and nutrient management.Read the Newsline PDF

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Beef cattle producers invited to 2009 National Convention and Semi-annual Meetings

Calgary – Producers from across Canada, as well as industry and government representatives will gather the week of August 10-14, 2009, in Regina, at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) 2009 National Convention and Semi-annual Meetings. Events take place at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre Regina.Read the Producer Info BulletinRead the Newsline PDF

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Federal tax decision brings relief to disaster-stricken cattle producers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed news that the Government of Canada will deliver tax relief to producers struck by natural disasters across the prairie provinces in 2008 and 2009. This comes after years of effort by the CCA to bring about a national strategy that enables disaster-stricken producers to make decisions aimed at business recovery.CCA president, Brad Wildeman says, “We’re glad to see the federal government responding to our requests for equipping producers with tools to make well-informed business decisions during times of crisis.

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