As the 3rd largest pork exporter of the world, foreign trade policies are of utmost importance to the prosperity and vitality of the Canadian pork industry. In 2016, Canada has exported over 1.2 million tonnes of pork and pork products valued at $3.8 billion to over 100 countries.
The Canadian governement's trade agenda is instrumental in driving benefits to Canadian hog producers. The CPC plays an influencial role in helping to shape federal trade priorities, through direct representations and through organizations that have mutual interests.
All the long-term projections for global demand of pork paint a picture of sustained increase well into the future. Canada's ability to be able to maximize on the opportunity to provide quality pork to the rest of the world is in large part going to be a determinant of overall success.
As 70 % of Canada's pork is exported, the development of foreign trade policies is a key priority for the Canadian Pork Council.