Canadian Poultry Magazine

Canadian government panel to develop global commerce strategy

David Manly   

Features Breeders Production

June 5, 2012, Ottawa, ON – International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the creation of an advisory panel to create a plan, to be ready in 2013, to help foster trade relationships with the European Union, India, China and other Asia-Pacific nations.

However, in an article from the Daily Gleaner, it appears thatt he panel has advised the government about phasing out supply management, which may hinder negotiations with other nations.

John Manley, the CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and one of the ten members of the panel, said that supply management “has become an impediment to our expanding trade interests in our own region and elsewhere.”


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