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CCA congratulates leaders for progress made during Asia mission

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is encouraged with news of the progress made during Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz’s Asian trade mission. Throughout the mission, which visited several major Asian markets including China, Hong Kong and Korea, the key focus was agriculture. CCA President Brad Wildeman was pleased to participate in the mission to provide support and expertise to the Prime Minister and Minister Ritz. Read the Newsline PDF

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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. 20-11-09 - CCA Backgrounder - REVISED - mCOOL and the WTO process

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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 process
07-10-09 - CCA Backgrounder - The impact of U. S. mCOOL on the Canadian beef and cattle industry

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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. Read the Newsline PDF

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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 Bulletin

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