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 we look forward to meeting their needs,” stated Jim Wickett, Chair.
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.
“While there are many details to determine how we best move forward, the signing of the CPTPP provides western Canadian wheat growers with great potential and increased economic stability,” concluded Levi Wood, President.
The WCWGA looks forward to working with all interested parties to increase our wheat exports.
About the Wheat Growers:
Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.