Agricultural exporters to Europe say the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has not lived up to its promise, but they hope the technical barriers can be resolved.  |  File photo

CETA frustrates ag exporters

This summer, French politicians spent many hours defending the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. The French National Assembly ratified the trade deal in late July and politicians, at least those in the governing party, spoke in favour of the deal and the economic value to France. But some of […] Read more

For the first 11 months of 2018, Canada exported $4.7 million in pork and $15.5 million worth of beef to the European Union. In the same period, Europe shipped $157 million worth of pork and $18.8 million in beef to Canada.
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When trade loses its balance

Canada has a $155-million trade deficit with Europe in pork and beef. For the first 11 months of 2018, Canada exported $4.7 million in pork and $15.5 million worth of beef to the European Union. In the same period, Europe shipped $157 million worth of pork and $18.8 million in beef to Canada. Those numbers […] Read more