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TPP to fix Canada’s beef with Japan’s tariffs

By Emily Haws      

Agri-food industry groups say it will reduce meat tariffs and increase market access, but the Council of Canadians are concerned it will help industrial farming more than local farmers.

Beef industry associations say the TPP will increase their exports by several hundred million dollars because of the increased access to the Japanese market. PixaBay photo by Waldo93

For Canadian beef exporters, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is about Japan—a deal the Canadian Meat Council says could increase Canadian beef exports by $200-million annually to the country. This would take the export revenues from the $100-million seen in the early 2010s to between $300-million and $400-million, according to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). This comes as media reports surface that the 11-member countries, including Canada, have reached an agreement on core components of the deal. The Canadian Agri-Food

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