Restaurants Canada is urging the federal government to negotiate a Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. It will bring much-needed reform to Canada’s outdated supply management system, bringing you better prices and more choice for your dairy and poultry products.
October 5, 2015 UPDATE: Restaurants Canada was disappointed to learn the TPP deal announced today will leave the supply management system largely untouched. The deal allows TPP partners a very small amount of duty-free access to Canada’s dairy and poultry market, through quotas phased in over five years. It amounts to 3.25% of Canada’s current dairy production, with most of the imports directed to value-added processing; 2.3% for eggs; 2.1% for chicken; 2% for turkey; and 1.5% for broiler hatching eggs. The government is also promising $4.3 billion in compensation to dairy and poultry farmers over the next 15 years. This means dairy and poultry farmers in Canada will not only continue to be subsidized through artificially high consumer prices, they will also be subsidized through billions of dollars in federal taxes. Read our news release