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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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

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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

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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