Modern Trade Agreement reached between Canada and United States
On October 1st, 2018, Canada and the US officially announced that a deal had been reached, and NAFTA would now be replaced with the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Both American and Canadian leaders praised the deal as good for both countries in strengthening trade relations. Overall the trade deal is positive for Canada’s trade with the US, with few industries giving major concessions. One of the wedge issues in negotiations was the Canadian dairy industry, as well as high tension created from US steel and aluminum tariffs. While a new agreement will bring stability to North American trade, Canada will remain highly motivated to diversify trade.
Agriculture & Agri-Foods delivers a variety of funding programs. AGPAL is a web based discovery tool developed to help find the federal, provincial and territorial programs that specifically apply to them.
April 1, 2018 new Federal programs come into effect to help support sector growth.
Annual Industry Conference
This promises to be an Industry must-attend event!
Food & Beverage Canada hires first CEO
Kathleen Sullivan appointed as chief executive officer of the recently launched Food & Beverage Canada
Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa-based national advocacy organization for food and beverage manufacturers across the country has appointed Kathleen Sullivan as chief executive officer. This announcement closely follows the recent launch of Food & Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), which represents over 1,500 businesses and 7 regional food and beverage manufacturing associations from coast to coast.L'organisation nationale de défense des intérêts des fabricants d'aliments et de boissons du pays a nommé Kathleen Sullivan au poste de chef de la direction. Cette annonce fait suite au lancement récent de Aliments et Boissons Canada (ABC-FBC) qui représente plus de 1 500 entreprises et sept associations provinciales de
fabricants d'aliments et de boissons d'un océan à l'autre.
Kathleen Sullivan, CEO Food and Beverage Canada
Canadian Agricultural Partnership- Applications for Federal Programs now open!
Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (see Backgrounder).The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course for government investments in the sector over the next five years
Food & Beverage Canada
Food & Beverage Atlantic is now a part of Food & Beverage Canada, a 1500 member strong National voice on issues of concern to food and beverage processors, and as a result your voice is now significantly amplified across Canada. There will be more to follow on this exciting development and some may want to wish explore joining the FBC as a processors can join directly provided they are also a member of their provincial or regional food & beverage association. Sylvie Cloutier, Vice Chair of Food & Beverage Canada spoke at the annual AGM January 18th in Moncton.
For more on the news release, see here