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No trade interruption for all classes of live cattle between Canada and the US

Calgary, AB                                                                             

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), industry stakeholders and the Government of Canada are dedicated to maintaining business continuity including live cattle trade between Canada and the US during the COVID-19 outbreak.   

There have been no trade interruptions for all classes of live cattle between Canada and the US or to other aspects of the beef supply chain. All stakeholders are working to ensure that live cattle trade continues uninterrupted between the two countries.   

We encourage exporters and importers to contact CCA if any issues arise, so they can be addressed immediately.

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Statement from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President on COVID-19

Calgary, AB

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is collaborating with industry stakeholders and the Government of Canada (GoC) to ensure both stable beef production and trade during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring Canadians have continued access to high-quality and nutritious beef products is a top priority in these discussions.    

CCA, industry stakeholders and the GoC are working to support business continuity. There are no fundamental changes to the export and import of food and livestock related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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CCA welcomes new leadership at 2020 Annual General Meeting

March 16, 2020

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Bob Lowe (AB) and Reg Schellenberg (SK) as President and Vice President, respectively, at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, ON. Lowe takes over from David Haywood-Farmer, who moves to the position of CCA Past President.

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CCA recognizes collaboration on CUSMA ratification process

March 13, 2020                                                             

Ottawa, ON – Today, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-4 to implement the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). New Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Bob Lowe offered his congratulations to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Mary Ng and all Parliamentarians for placing a high priority on ensuring that this important agreement moved quickly through the House of Commons and Senate.

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CCA encourages swift ratification of ‘new NAFTA’

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has long been an advocate for North American free trade and strongly encourages swift ratification of the Canada, United States, Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) as the bill that would enable this was introduced into the House of Commons yesterday. Under CUSMA and its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the beef industries of Canada, the U. S. , and Mexico enjoy reciprocal duty-free trade. The preservation of this trade access was a high priority for the CCA in the renegotiation process.

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CCA Applauds Progress on CUSMA, Encourages Ratification

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has long been an advocate for free trade, open markets, and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The CCA congratulates the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the U. S. on reaching an agreement on CUSMA and encourages swift ratification. Under CUSMA and its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the beef industries of Canada, the U. S. , and Mexico enjoy reciprocal duty-free trade. The preservation of this trade access was a high priority for the CCA in the renegotiation process.

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Canadian Beef Trade to China Resumed

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has learned that effective today Canadian meat export certificates to China will be resumed. “The Canadian beef industry looks forward to the resumption of trade and continuing to build the long-standing Canada-China trade relationship,” said Bob Lowe, CCA Vice President and Chair of the Foreign Trade committee. The CCA thanks the Governments of Canada and China for their work in resolving the issue. Export certificates for Canadian meat were halted on June 25th, 2019 due to the discovery of non-compliant pork claiming to be Canadian.

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CCA Statement: Canada’s Beef Sector Comments on Federal Election 2019 Results

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates all federal parties and the dedicated volunteers and staff on a hard-fought election campaign. The results are in and Canada has elected a Liberal Minority Government: 157 seats (+/-) for Liberal Party of Canada, 121 seats (+/-) for Conservative Party of Canada, 24 seats (+/-) for New Democrat Party of Canada, 32 seats (+/-) for Bloc Quebecois, 3 seats (+/-) for Green Party of Canada and 1 seat to Independent Jody Wilson-Raybould.

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