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CCA applauds Canada’s request for authority to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports

Ottawa, ON – In a show of support, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) stood alongside Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast in Ottawa today as they announced that Canada is moving immediately to request authority from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose billions in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports, following the trade body’s historic final ruling against U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL).

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CCA Statement on WTO final ruling confirming U.S. COOL discriminates against live imports of Canadian cattle and hogs

Calgary, AB – In a historic and decisive victory for Canada’s cattle industry, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) today issued a final ruling confirming that U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) discriminates against live imports of Canadian cattle and hogs. The ruling, the fourth and final from the WTO on COOL, effectively ends the eight-year legal battle initiated by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) in 2007 challenging the U.S. labeling law for violating the U.S.’s international trade obligations.

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Negotiators urged to secure high quality TPP deal

Representatives from the Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA)[1] are in Maryland USA this week pressing the need for substantial trade liberalization via the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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Budget 2015 positive for Canada’s cattle producers

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased with the investments in the 2015 Federal Budget that support and promote market access and trade opportunities for Canada’s beef cattle producers.

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Health Canada’s planned regulatory amendments developed in consultation with industry

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) supports Health Canada’s plan to strengthen oversight and controls for own-use importation (OUI) of veterinary drugs and the importation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for veterinary use through proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders announces 2015 mentorship recipients

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program is pleased to announce its 2015 national mentorship recipients. The 16 recipients were selected following the final selection round at the CYL Spring Forum held in Saskatoon on March 26-28, 2015. A total of 22 semi-finalists vied for a spot in the national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA).

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CCA announces 2015 Beef Industry Innovation & Sustainability Award

Ottawa, On - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce the late Dr. Colin Gill as the recipient of the 2015 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award (BIISA). Dr. Gill was selected to receive the 2015 BIISA in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievement and dedication to public health that has contributed significantly to the sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.

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CCA Statement – Alberta BSE case birth farm - Temporary trade restriction update

Calgary, AB - Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that the birth farm of the most recent case (#19) of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is the same birth farm of BSE case #17 detected in 2010.

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