Canada’s beef producers were the first to develop a Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle in the 1990’s. The CCA participated in the rigorous review process to update the new Code released in 2013.
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Advocacy is a crucial part of CCA business. Advocacy ensures the interests of Canada’s beef cattle producers are known to key influencers and well-represented in trade negotiations.
CCA’s ongoing battle with U.S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) took another successful turn in late 2015 when a WTO arbitration panel authorized Canada to implement retaliatory tariffs of $1.055 billion CAD due to COOL.
CCA is spearheading the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to ensure Canada continues to produce beef in an environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable manner.
As the voice of Canada’s 68,500 beef farms and feedlots, CCA is the go-to source for industry news. CCA also hosts lobbying and networking events on Parliament Hill and Town Hall meetings across Canada.
CCA and its divisions provide the information, analysis and resources producers need to continue to do their job well. CCA works to advance the interests of the Canadian industry in important areas including market access and trade, policy and regulation, research and innovation and sustainability.
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