CPMA Leadership In California To Discuss The Importance Of Free Trade

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ottawa: Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) President Ron Lemaire and CPMA Chair Rick Alcocer will meet with State officials in California this week to highlight the benefits of free trade between Canada and the United States for fresh produce.

The meetings, on Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 in San Francisco, Salinas and Monterey, will be held prior to the start of talks next month between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to renegotiate and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

“CPMA supports an integrated North American market for fresh produce,” said Mr. Lemaire. “Open trade is critical to ensuring Canadians have access to fresh fruit and vegetables year-round, as well as ensuring growth and economic sustainability.”