News Release: CETA Signing is Welcome News for SARM Members

For Immediate Release

CETA Signing is Welcome News for SARM Members

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk.

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has been a long-time supporter of CETA. This signing is welcome news to SARM and its members. SARM recognizes that full ratification of CETA is still in the works but this represents positive progress for Canada’s international trade relations and will provide benefits to the Canadian economy.

CETA will give Saskatchewan producers access to the EU market for goods like beef, pork and grains. This is important as Saskatchewan is a big agricultural exporter. Improved international market access for Saskatchewan’s agriculture sector will be a big boost as Saskatchewan exported a record $15.3 billion in agriculture products in 2015.

“This is an important step in the direction towards ratification of CETA. SARM is looking forward to the reduced tariffs and increased market access that will benefit Saskatchewan producers as they will be able to export their products to new customers” said SARM President Ray Orb.

For more information, please contact:Jay MeyerExecutive Director(306) 761-3721