Foreign Affairs – November 19, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Foreign Affairs – November 19, 2014

Senators continue their Bill C-41, an Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea. Chris Sporer, the executive director of the Seafood Producers Association of British Columbia discusses the current 10-30% tariffs on Canadian pacific seafood products to Korea, and how these taxes are limiting the growth of the industry. Claire Citeau, the executive director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance and the organization’s director, Phil de Kemp also address the higher tariffs Canadian exporters are faced with when dealing with Korea. John Masswohl, the director of government and international relations for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association expresses his support for the proposed legislation and the need to adopt the bill in a speedy manner. Joy Nott, the president of I.E.Canada, the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters also provides support for the bill and explains how the trade agreement will benefit the Canadian economy.
(November 19, 2014)