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A list of U.S. foods that could face Canadian tariffs in meat dispute

June 07, 2013 - 2:54 PM

 

VANCOUVER - A list of some of the U.S. items Canada may place tariffs on in an ongoing meat-labelling dispute between the two countries. Canada says the tariffs will cost Americans money and jobs, but Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz acknowledges that Canadian consumers may have to pay more for the products. Canada must get authorization from the World Trade Organization before moving ahead.

— Live bovine animals and swine

— Meat of bovine animals, fresh, chilled or frozen

— Cheese, with some exceptions

— Apples

— Cherries

— Corn

— Semi-milled or wholly milled rice

— Prepared or preserved meat from bovine animals

— Maple sugar and maple syrup

— Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa

— Ice-cream mix

— Pasta

— Corn flakes

— Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits

— Frozen orange juice

— Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces

— Wine and spirits

— Jewelry

— Swivel seats with variable height adjustment

— Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices

— Mattresses

 

Canada releases list of U.S products that could face trade dispute retaliation

Jun 07, 2013 - 9:34 AM

VANCOUVER - Canada is starting to flesh out its threat to retaliate against the U.S. over a meat labelling dispute that the Canadian beef and pork industries say is costing them more than $1 billion per year.

The federal government has released a long list of U.S. agriculture products that Canada may target with tariffs if Washington doesn't make changes to its country-of-origin labelling policy.

Canada's list includes U.S. cattle, pigs, beef, pork, some fruits and vegetables, chocolate and maple syrup.

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says if Canada follows through with these retaliatory measures, it would cost the U.S. money and jobs.

Ritz called on the U.S. to respect a World Trade Organization ruling on meat labelling, which found the system discriminates against foreign livestock.

He says Canada must get authorization from the WTO before it can retaliate against the U.S.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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