The Issue Each year since 1999, at about this time of the year, the minister of International Trade has to make a decision on how to allocate next year’s chicken import quota. Since chicken imports make up at least 7.5% of the chicken purchased each year by consumers, the Minister’s … Continue reading
In September, the CARI office submitted a letter to International Trade Minister Ed Fast requesting an allocation method order (AMO) for chicken. The letter also contains a discussion of the issues related to the request. You can download a copy of the letter here.
In August, 2014, the CARI office submitted a letter to International Trade Minister Ed Fast asking him to address the issue of a loophole that allowed for the importation of chicken products with the inclusion of a sauce pack to circumvent border controls. The letter can be viewed in PDF … Continue reading
Download a PDF version of this document here. Preamble Since 1998, the 1.2% of the 7.5% chicken TRQ access set aside by the government in 1989 to offset the negative impact of the Canada/US Trade Agreement (CUSTA) has been used up and applications for the use of this special set-aside … Continue reading