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September 20th, 2016Committee meeting

Yves Ruel

International Trade committee  What's important for us in the trade agreement is to make sure that the three pillars of supply management are maintained. What's key in this case we're discussing today is import controls are fully maintained. We already provide lots of access, as was mentioned in the dairy pres

September 20th, 2016Committee meeting

Yves Ruel

International Trade committee  No, unfortunately we are not aware of any specific timelines. We heard recently that there was some discussion with Trent University on the DNA test. We've seen a decline in the imports number, and we've heard of some increased verification on the imports of spent fowl, but I am

September 20th, 2016Committee meeting

Yves Ruel

International Trade committee  First, I would say that chicken farmers would like to produce as much chicken as they can, so if Concord Meats needs chicken, they can contact us, and Robin's members, and I'm sure they'll be pleased to offer it. In terms of the specific programs, Global Affairs Canada's import

September 20th, 2016Committee meeting

Yves Ruel

International Trade committee  Thank you. As a result of that, when we combine both programs, IREP and DRP, there's an increase of 35% since 2001, and that's an impact on our industry. Last year the imports under DRP reached 96 million kilograms, which is 9% of our production. As you've heard, CBSA also incre

September 20th, 2016Committee meeting

Yves Ruel

International Trade committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair and members of the committee. I am Yves Ruel and I am the manager of trade and policy for the Chicken Farmers of Canada. I would like first of all to thank you for inviting us to debate the important issue of import circumvention, in particular the case of

September 20th, 2016Committee meeting

Yves Ruel