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 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, 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 USMCA on the dairy processing industry is approximately $2 billion.  

Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) 

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) 

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)