Immigration talk falters with Boston attack

04/16/2013 06:23:00 AM
Tom Karst

 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the U.S. Agricultural Marketing Service have completed the information gathering phase of a process to develop Canadian industry tools supported by regulation for sellers of fresh produce that are comparable to those available in the United States. Fresh produce industry stakeholders in both countries have been engaged in the identification of options to secure more effective contract management and licensing of fresh produce buyers, as well as regulatory measures that could be adopted to better ensure industry payment to fresh produce sellers in cases of buyer bankruptcy and insolvency. AAFC, in consultation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Industry Canada, will next undertake an analysis of the feasibility of those options including the necessary measures that would be required to implement them. The Government of Canada will continue to engage stakeholders and will announce its decision by March 2013.


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