Opportunities abound for Canada's agri-food sector in this new trade world but we need to consider the breadth of issues facing current and prospective exporters and the marketing hurdles. New strategies and an integrated view of trade issues and opportunities are required.
The secondary processed food sector is vital to Canada's economic vibrancy. Yet, the sector has a rising trade deficit. In 2004, the trade balance was negative $1 billion. Today, it has reached negative $6.8 billion (2013 data). CAPI's research explores this issue and its broader implications.