Friday, August 23, 2019

Europe undermines free trade deal

The European Union will halt imports of Canadian apples, pears, cranberries, blueberries, peppers, cherries and potatoes and tomatoes because of new pest regulations.
That undermines the new free trade agreement between Canada and Europe.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has sent a letter to the industry outlining the changes, but said it’s “w.orking with industry to propose pest risk mitigation measures to the EU for these commodities, which may allow exports to resume.”
The CFIA said shipments in containers before Sept. 1 are going to be allowed into Europe.