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TPP must deliver say Beef Producers

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.

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CCA Statement – U.S. must repeal red meat requirements of COOL to avoid retaliation

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the Government of Canada’s unwavering focus on implementing retaliatory tariffs in the U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) case, following a swift rejection of a proposal put forth today by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to introduce a bill that would repeal the COOL legislation and replace it with a voluntary COOL provision.

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CCA Statement - Canada needs to be a founding member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent comments in Quebec City that it is essential for Canada to be included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  The CCA urges the Government of Canada to maintain a high level of ambition as the negotiations enter their final phase and ensure that Canada will become a founding member of the TPP.

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CYL program announces mentors for 2015-16 youth mentorship program

Calgary, AB - The Cattlemen's Young Leaders (CYL) Program is pleased to announce the mentors selected for the 2015-16 program. Now in its fifth year, the CYL program continues to offer participants an unparalleled mentorship experience within the Canadian beef industry with an eye to shaping future industry leaders.

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Industry leaders establish Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation

Calgary, AB – Canadian beef industry leaders have established the Canadian Cattlemen’s Foundation (Foundation), a registered charity, to support the sustainable advancement and legacy of the Canadian beef industry. 

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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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