Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) strongly supports Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement today that Canada has been accepted to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Canada is now the 11th country to be included in the negotiations, with the application from Japan remaining pending.
CCA President Martin Unrau applauded the Prime Minister for this achievement, announced at the G-20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.
“The Canadian beef industry is highly export dependent and we thank the Prime Minister for taking action that will increase market access,” Unrau said. “We also commend Ministers Gerry Ritz and Ed Fast for their tireless efforts to open markets and expand access for high quality Canadian beef.”