In recent years, Canada has given its trading partners considerable access to its domestic dairy market through agreements like the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and most recently, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, formerly NAFTA).
Alone, each of these agreements poses significant threats to Canada’s domestic dairy market. Combined, the three agreements have the potential to destabilize the market and curb further growth. It is estimated that the combined impact of CETA, CPTPP and CUSMA on the dairy processing industry is approximately $2 billion.
DPAC Reports and Submissions
Oversight in the USMCA – A letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (November 2018)
Speaking Notes: DPAC Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (October 18 2018)
NAFTA and Dairy Concessions – A letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (June 2018)
Recommendations on policy measures to promote innovation in the dairy processing sector – Submission to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (October 2016).