OTTAWA, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada strongly supported
BalanceCo in its effort to get the Canadian International Trade
Tribunal (CITT) to enforce the trade rules that are currently on the
books — rules that strengthen the Canadian economy and uphold the
principles that have been negotiated by governments for a robust and
rules-based trading system.
Today's decision by the CITT should be as concerning to government as it
is to Dairy Farmers of Canada. CITT has decided that domestic industry
is not in a position to raise issues about the clear breaches such as
direct circumvention of the trade rules.
It is DFC's position that dairy products should be treated as dairy
products. The government has a clear policy of support for supply
management. DFC expects the federal government will continue to
demonstrate its clear role in upholding the mechanisms that support the
We will review today's ruling in the days ahead and will make decisions
on possible courses of action shortly.
SOURCE: DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA (CORPORATE)
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