It is essential that the needs of producers be heard during national and international discussions that will impact the Canadian hog industry. As a whole, the Canadian pork industry hold more weight when a national organization speaks on its behalf than it would if all provinces were to lobby independently. The CPC is the voice for 7,000 Canadian pork producers and insures their voice is heard by policy makers.
In September 2017, the Canadian Pork Council participated in the Free Trade Agreemment with the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Peru) consultation process in order to voice the opinion of Canadian hog farmers.
In October 2017, the Canadian Pork Council participated in the Government of Canada's consultation on trade with Asia-Pacific nations (TPP-11, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines).
In July 2018, the CPC took part in the NAFTA consultations held in Ottawa.