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U.S. appeals WTO ruling, CCA focused on eliminating unfair discrimination on imported cattle

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is disappointed that the United States (U.S.) today appealed the World Trade Organization (WTO) Compliance Panel ruling of October 20, which found that the U.S. has failed to bring its Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program into compliance with its WTO obligations. While the appeal was expected, it is the U.S.’s final procedural option before Canada can exercise its right to retaliate, and the CCA remains focused on eliminating the unfair discrimination on U.S. imports of cattle (and hogs). 

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Effort to promote, expand reach of Canadian beef in China appreciated

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds the efforts of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Gerry Ritz and Canada Beef Inc. to promote Canadian beef in China. China holds huge potential for Canada’s beef cattle producers, making efforts to reinforce and expand the reach of the high-quality Canadian beef brand among the growing Chinese middle class more important than ever.

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WTO sides with Canada again, Panel report confirms U.S. COOL regulation discrimination

October 20 - Today the World Trade Organization (WTO) Compliance Panel made public its report regarding U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), confirming that Canada has won another important and decisive victory at the WTO on MCOOL.   

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CCA cheers declaration of complete CETA text

Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) cheers today’s declaration signed in Ottawa that Canada and the European Union (EU) have concluded the negotiations for a free trade agreement. Today’s declaration follows the historic agreement-in-principle for a Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) reached last October and means the complete text will commence the ratification process in both Europe and Canada.

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Beef cattle producers applaud Canada-Korea FTA

Ottawa, ON - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Korean President Park Geun-hye for today signing the final text of the Canada-Korea free trade agreement (CKFTA) in a special ceremony on Parliament Hill.

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Round Rock Ranching CCA’s 2014 TESA recipient

Calgary-AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce Round Rock Ranching of Alberta as the 2014 recipient of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). The fifth-generation family farm is operated by Sean McGrath along with his wife Tanya and their three children in partnership with Sean’s parents, Fred and Anne McGrath. The McGrath family received the national honour today in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in a special event following the CCA’s 2014 Semi-Annual Meeting and Town Hall.

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CCA applauds announcement of complete CETA text

Calgary-AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) applauds today’s announcement that Canada and the European Union (EU) have reached a complete text for a free trade agreement. Today’s progress follows the historic agreement-in-principle for a Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) reached last October and means the complete text can now be translated and be given a final legal review.

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CCA welcomes progress on China trade file

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes today’s news that China will work towards the necessary approvals to permit access for Canadian bone-in beef from animals under thirty months of age (UTM) and live cattle.

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