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Dairy Farmers ‘expect the government will be vigilant’ with U.K. dairy imports

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April 5, 2023
By Bree Rody

The Dairy Farmers of Canada have issued an official response following the U.K.’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

“The United Kingdom has now joined the CPTPP. This will provide the UK dairy exporters with access to the Canadian market. We expect the Canadian government will be vigilant to ensure that the dairy products coming into Canada adhere to our domestic standards for food safety and production, and that any volumes allowed into Canada are enforced according to the terms of the agreement.”

The CPTPP is a free trade agreement that is now between 12 countries including Canada and the U.K., as well as New Zealand and Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan and others. Following the accession of the U.K., the trading bloc represents 15 per cent of global GDP.


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