Tariffs and Trade

RCC Advocates for Swift Ratification of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

February 27, 2020

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) was at the Standing Committee on International Trade on Feb 24, 2020, on Bill C-4. RCC’s Vice President Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs in Ottawa, Jason McLinton, spoke passionately on behalf of all retailers in Canada advocating for the swift ratification of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to maximize competitive prices at retail and consumer choice. RCC advocated on the following needs for retailers:

  1. Maintain the new De Minimis threshold as negotiated
  2. Establish a visitor rebate program administered by retailers
  3. Ensure that grocery retailers are given their fair share of the new tariff quotas for supply managed goods




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