CETA

Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Letter on EU dairy crisis sent to Ag Commissioner Hogan
On April 1, 2015, the European Union ended its dairy quota system. The new policy was based on the assumption that Europe would export milk to large markets such as Russia and China, as well as obtain increased access to Canada's fine cheese market via the CETA Agreement. These markets have not materialized due to political and economic factors. The NFU wrote to the EU's agriculture commission encouraging him to adopt a better solution: a Canadian-style supply management system. Read more
Letter: CETA – Cheese market concession denies livelihoods to nearly 400 young farmers
The loss of livelihood for Canadian dairy farmers is but one of many serious problems CETA would unleash if ratified. Read more
Trade deals and Food Sovereignty don’t mix, says NFU
On October 16, 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was founded in Quebec City. World Food Day commemorates the occasion by celebrating the FAO’s mission to promote international cooperation to combat hunger, rural poverty, disempowerment and public apathy regarding these issues. “World Food Day serves as a reminder of our international commitment Read more
No to CETA, TTIP says La Via Campesina
On both side of the Atlantic, peasants, farmers, farm and rural workers refuse free trade policies. We maintain that CETA, the TTIP, TPP and related agreements are unnecessary for trade between countries, and that these agreements will limit the ability of elected governments to make laws, regulations, policies and programs in the interest of the public, farmers Read more
NFU urges Ag Committee to recommend rejection of CETA
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(December 9, 2014, Saskatoon)</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span – The National Farmers Union (NFU) was pleased to provide comments on the agricultural impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) to the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee. The NFU was invited to appear as a witness at the Committee’s recent meeting studying the CETA agreement. The meeting was curtailed due to a vote in the House, so the NFU has submitted a written brief. The CETA negotiations have been completed, but so far, the agreement has not been ratified or adopted. Read more
Agricultural Impacts of CETA
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-food regardingAgricultural Impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade AgreementPDF VersionDecember 5, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) welcomes the opportunity to present our views on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The NFU is a non-partisan, nation-wide democratic organization made up of thousands of farm families across Canada who produce a wide variety of commodities, including grains and oilseeds, livestock, dairy, fruits and vegetables. The NFU was founded in 1969. Our mandate is to work for policies designed to: Read more
Harper Government Trading Away Democracy through CETA
(November 20, 2014 ) - The National Farmers Union (NFU) says that the investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will impede the implementation of agricultural policy that is in the public interest. The report <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanTrading Away Democracy: How CETA's investment protection rules threaten public good in Canada and the EU</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span released this week by a dozen social justice and environmental groups in Canada and Europe, draws attention to the Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) mechanism, which is similar to NAFTA's Chapter 11, in the Canada-EU trade agreement. Read more
PEI Organizations’ Brief on CETA
We believe that trade with other provinces and countries is essential to the economy of Prince Edward Island. However, the manner by which trade is organized and the rules which are applied to it determine not only who benefits from trade but also determine the role which public policies can play in ensuring that those benefits are shared as widely as possible. Read more
More than 100 CSOs sign statement decrying CETA
Over 100 organizations on both sides of the Atlantic strongly oppose an agreement that will enrich multinational corporations at the expense of citizens' rights. CETA involves much more than just trade in goods; it will also encompass trade in numerous services, including financial services and public services. Read more
CETA delivers lucrative markets to European exporters, empty promises to Canadian farmers, says NFU
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(Saskatoon, </strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanSeptember 26, 2014)<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span -</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanToday the federal government is celebrating theCanada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in spite of massive opposition from citizens, including farmers, on both sides of the Atlantic. The text of the deal has finally been released, exposing its empty promises to the Canadian public only after the negotiations are closed. The National Farmers Union (NFU) has analysed leaked texts that show CETA will have huge negative consequences for Canadian farmers, our economy and our sovereignty. Read more