CCA welcomes Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement

Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that Canada and Japan have agreed to initiate negotiations towards a general Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

The CCA congratulates Prime Minister Stephen Harper on launching these negotiations with Japan, Canada’s fifth largest trading partner and an important political partner.

“Japan is a highly valued trading partner and this agreement will strengthen our economic partnership,” said CCA Past President Travis Toews. “An EPA with Japan would benefit the highly export dependent Canadian beef industry provided the negotiations address long-outstanding issues and barriers.”

The CCA strongly encourages a Japan-Canada EPA which provides full tariff free access for Canadian beef.