WINNIPEG – Manitoba Pork Chair George Matheson is welcoming the signing of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
Proponents say it will boost trade by billions of dollars through cuts in tariffs.
General Manager of Manitoba Pork Andrew Dickson tells 680 CJOB, Europe has been a small market in the past, but that may start to change.
“There’s 500 million people living in the European Union and they consume 20 million tons of pork. We only produce about 2 million tons of pork in Canada. Over half of our production is export, if we can open up the European market, that’s big for us.”
The Prime Minister finally got to Brussels Sunday morning and signed the deal which he says will benefit citizens of all the involved countries.