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‘Buyer beware’ on Canada’s cheese concessions, EU exporters say

Toronto/Brussels | Reuters — 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,



U.S. to move ahead with Mexico pact, keep talking to Canada

Washington/Toronto | Reuters — Contentious U.S.-Canada trade talks ended on Friday with no deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement after the mood soured, and President Donald Trump notified Congress of his intent to sign a bilateral trade pact with Mexico. U.S. and Canadian trade officials set plans to resume their talks on





Industry braces for impact as CN lockout deadline nears

Toronto | Reuters –– A looming lockout at Canada’s biggest railway threatens to delay imports from Asia and may compound a U.S. West Coast port logjam unless last-ditch contract talks succeed Monday. Canadian National Railway (CN) and Unifor, the union representing its 4,800 mechanical, clerical and trucking workers in Canada, resumed talks on Monday, hours

Cargill recalling beef sold at Walmarts in Canada

Reuters — Cargill, Canada’s biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Tuesday. The agency said there have not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions’ “Your Fresh Market” brand beef, sold at Walmart in Alberta,


CP CEO says unlikely to pursue hostile bid for CSX

Toronto | Reuters — Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) is still open to a merger with one of the two bigger eastern U.S. carriers even after talks with CSX Corp. failed, though a hostile bid is unlikely, CEO Hunter Harrison said Thursday. CP, Canada’s No. 2 railway with extensive operations in the U.S., said on Monday