From a news release
Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is extremely encouraged by International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s introduction of Bill C-79, the implementing legislation for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was announced June 14 in the House of Commons.
Implementation of the CPTPP would provide considerable benefits for the Ontario beef industry, particularly for Ontario’s flagship beef brand, Ontario Corn Fed Beef, which has existing high-value partnerships with several Japanese food service providers. The opportunity for growth for Ontario Corn Fed Beef and for other Ontario beef products in the growing Asia-Pacific region is significant.
“The potential to increase both the volume and value of Ontario beef products exported to CPTPP member nations is extremely important to our sector,” says BFO President, Joe Hill. “The introduction of the Bill C-79 represents an important step toward the establishment of meaningful access to valuable markets within the global economy. BFO strongly urges all MPs to support a swift ratification process.”
BFO would like to thank Minister Champagne and Minister MacAulay for supporting this historic agreement.