OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - On November 29, The Honourable Jim
Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announced on November 27th, further tariff relief measures for Canada's manufacturers, including
the food processing sector.
The Food Processors of Canada supports this initiative which helps lower
ingredient costs. It levels the playing field so that Canadian
processors can better compete against imported finished product.
Christopher Kyte, the Association's president said "the tariff is a tax
on consumers and business. Eliminating the tariff will reduce consumer
prices and keep jobs in Canada."
There will be no impact on apple growers as processors will continue to
use high quality Canadian apples to make single strength juice, apple
sauce and other specialty products.
The Food Processors of Canada (FPC) represents Canadian businesses
servicing markets in Canada and abroad.
SOURCE Food Processors of Canada
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