are the goals of FarmGate5?
seeks to ensure the Government of Canada secures a balanced
trade deal that benefits all farmers including those in the
dairy and poultry sectors.
is more open to agricultural imports than the U.S. and EU
and subsidy levels in Canada are both lower, and declining
faster, than our trading partners.
Canada is committed to domestic supply management for its
dairy and poultry industries as a solution that works for
consumers, food processors and the industry.
position in the current round of trade negotiations reflects
that continuing commitment. The reality is that some trading
partners have not lived up to the last WTO agreement in
terms of market access or subsidy reductions.
these reasons, Canada must be able to maintain tariffs
at current levels in dairy and poultry products, as well
as the right to have administered pricing policies. Both
conditions are essential to maintaining effective production
supports the Canadian position that all the WTO treaty signatory
countries introduce conditions that truly allow 5% of their
domestic market to be supplied by imports. This measure
alone would result in an 80% average increase in the volume
of agricultural and food products that could be traded worldwide
without being subject to tariffs. That would be real progress!