Ministers Fast and Ritz Deeply Disappointed with U.S. Decision to Appeal Ruling on COOL

December 15, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement on the decision by the U.S. to appeal the WTO compliance panel’s latest decision on the U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) policy:

“Canada is deeply disappointed with the U.S. decision to appeal the WTO ruling on COOL.

Update to CFIA Meat and Poultry Products Manual Procedures

December 12, 2014

Chapter 11 - Section 11.7.3 – USA

Evaluation of the Export Programs - Final Report

December 12, 2014

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the relevance, performance and efficiency of CBSA’s Export programs, in accordance with the Treasury Board Secretariat Directive on the Evaluation Function.

COOL regulations face uncertain future south of border

December 9, 2014

Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.

Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said the United States is running out of options for the meat labels, which are required under a 2008 law...

The GoC Launches "Go Global" Workshops for SMEs to Boost Canadian Exports

December 9, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, ...kicked off the first in a series of export workshops in communities across Canada. These workshops will provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the tools and practical information they need to take advantage of international business opportunities to export...