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The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will have big and immediate benefits 
for the Canadian beef industry, says Alberta Beef Producers.

Ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal asap, says beef group

Levelling the playing field in Japan is the top priority, says Alberta Beef Producers

Alberta Beef Producers is urging the new federal Liberal government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal “as soon as possible.” The producer group said its top priority is getting equal access to the Japanese market. “Our competitors in Australia implemented a free trade agreement with Japan at the start of 2015 and are […] Read more

Clinton says she doesn’t support new TPP deal

Reuters — U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she does not support the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), rejecting a central tenet of President Barack Obama’s strategic pivot to Asia. Clinton said during a campaign swing in Iowa that she is worried about currency manipulation not being part of the agreement and that “pharmaceutical […] Read more


Obama proposes creation of stand-alone U.S. food safety agency

Reuters — U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country’s food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The proposal was put forward as part of the President’s 2016 budget plan. The new agency would combine the food […] Read more