'Buyer Beware' On Canadian Cheese Concessions, Say European Exporters
A trade deal meant to give European cheesemakers more access to the Canadian market is falling short of its promise in its first full year, government data show, frustrating the European industry, which blames a year-old Ottawa quota system.
Under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, Canada agreed to more than double tariff-free imports of cheese over five years, starting in September 2017.
The new imports will eventually represent about 4% of the Canadian cheese market.
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