Agriculture chapter

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Trade in agriculture and agri-food products has nearly quadrupled in North America over the past 25 years. Trade between Canada and the U.S. alone in agriculture and agri-food products reached USD$48.5 billion in 2017.

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) will preserve existing agriculture commitments between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, and help bring together an already highly integrated industry. Within the agreement, Canada has preserved the supply management system for another generation of hardworking Canadian dairy farmers. Canada will now only have one definition for “specially defined mixtures”, which will be governed in its WTO schedule. This removes uncertainty and unpredictability for the poultry sector.

The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of Canada’s economy, and CUSMA will help Canada reach the Government’s goal of increasing agri-food exports to $75 billion annually by 2025.

Technical summary of negotiated outcomes: Agriculture chapter

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