Updated: March 13, 2019

About the CPTPP

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) gives access to ten countries around the Pacific Rim, many of which are prime targets for wheat exports. With a combined trading block representing 495 million people and a combined GDP of $13.5 trillion, representing 13% of global GDP, there is enormous potential growth for Canadian exports, including wheat and other agricultural products.

The Issues

As one of the first six countries to sign the CPTPP, virtually all of the exports to the member countries are tariff free.

Canadian growers and the transportation system need to ensure that we can quickly establish inroads into all of the wheat markets.

Our Position

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers supports the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

What We Are Doing

Federal Budget Fails Entrepreneurial Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers put a failing grade on the 2019 Federal Budget announced yesterday. What little is contained in the budget for agriculture only fixes problems that the federal government has previously created. The new exclusion of the carbon tax on cardlock fuel should never have been necessary. Compensation for sectors […]

Don’t Forget Trade, Please

"As Washington whispers about collusion and Ottawa sinks into a scandal that will dominate the media for months pre-election, the economies of the United States and Canada continue to hum along. But I’m concerned they will face disruption if we fail to confront the turmoil that’s brewing in our trading partnership," begins Cherilyn's op-ed piece.

Most Canadian farmers praise quick passage of CPTPP law

New opportunities and a levelled playing field with other agriculture exporters are lauded.  

CPTPP Now Closer to Implementation

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that Canada has given Royal Assent to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). As the fifth country to ratify the agreement, the CPTPP only needs one more partner country to ratify before it comes into force. Once the sixth country ratifies the agreement, […]

US gains easier access to Canadian wheat market

The new North American trade deal gives US wheat easier access to Canada but it is not expected to result in a large influx of US wheat. The agreement allows US wheat to be treated the same as Canadian wheat in the Canadian grain grading system.

New Trade Agreement Requires Changes To Canada’s Grain Act

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association sees the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement as a good step forward for Canada. One change impacting the wheat sector is that any registered wheat varieties grown on either side of the border would be recognized in the other country.

Federal Government Needs to Ratify the CPTPP

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers calls for the immediate ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The Canadian government has invested $3 Billion in agriculture in an effort to grow trade and expand markets, but has not yet taken the obvious step of ratifying the CPTPP in order to open […]

CPTPP – A strong future for Canadian grain farmers

"I love growing grain. I’ve done it my whole life and I am proud of the quality product my family and I produce in Saskatchewan. Canadian grain farmers are known for growing more grain on existing land in a sustainable manner."

Grain Farmers Benefit with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that the CPTPP Agreement will be signed in Chile on March 8, 2018. “The expansion of an international trade market is in grain growers best interest,” stated Levi Wood, President. The CPTPP will open up countries for agricultural trade that previously Canada had limited access to. Specifically this [...]

Wheat Growers Support Signing of Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased to offer the full support of the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  “With Canada signing on to the CPTPP, we now have access to 10 countries around the Pacific Rim.  Many of those countries are prime targets for wheat exports and […]

House of Commons – Standing Committee on International Trade

"The Grain Growers of Canada strongly support the ratification of the TPP agreement by Canada, and we would like to tell you why from the perspective of the individual farmer."

Ms. Margaret Hansen (Vice-President of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, Saskatchewan) at the International Trade Committee

"[We] strongly support the ratification of the TPP agreement by Canada, and we would like to tell you why from the perspective of the individual farmer."

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