Given Canada’s relatively small population, many companies
rely on trade with other countries to ensure growth and prosperity. This includes access to high quality, safe
ingredients, especially those that don’t grow in our cooler climate.
FCPC has lobbied hard and successfully on a number of trade
issues, including the successful resolution of the contentious U.S. Country of
Origin Labelling requirements, and Canada’s proposed retaliatory tariffs. FCPC’s contribution to that discussion was so
significant that we have become a “go-to” organization for a number of
critically important government departments, including Finance, Treasury Board,
and Innovation. The recognition of our
contributions to Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and the Canadian Food
Inspection Agency bodes well considering the recent creation of a joint trade
department specifically designed to support international trade.
FCPC has provided members with important insights into a
number of recent trade agreements and their negotiations, including NAFTA,
CETA, and CPTPP, the reboot of the TPP.
These agreements give Canada preferential access to new and important
markets, including Japan. FCPC also provides members with critical insights
into the impacts these trade deals can have on their businesses.