CPEPC Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

OTTAWA, Oct. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (CPEPC) welcomes the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. 

Canadian chicken, turkey and egg processors, egg graders and hatcheries will be impacted by the additional market access granted as a result of this agreement. Nevertheless, CPEPC recognizes the importance of this agreement to the overall Canadian economy.  During our attendance at the talks in Atlanta, Georgia, CPEPC appreciated the support of the Canadian government and the negotiators in concluding the negotiations — providing clarity around the future of supply management.

Additional time and analysis is required to fully understand the impact this agreement will have on the Canadian poultry and egg industry.  Meanwhile, we appreciate the programs announced by the Government to support processors as the industry adapts to the changes resulting from this agreement. 

The industry has noted government's commitment to introducing mitigation measures in the form of border controls.  Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council and our members will continue to work with government over the coming months on these and other administrative issues required to implement Canada's commitments to the TPP.

 

SOURCE Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council

For further information: please visit www.cpepc.ca or contact: Robin Horel, President & CEO, (613) 724-6605, robinhorel@cpepc.ca

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