U.S. Lobster Industry Braces for Christmas Disruption as Canada’s Zero Tariff for EU Goes Into Effect
Canadian live lobster exporters are about to see the elimination of the eight per cent EU tariff on live lobsters, as a result of the implementation of the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA).
The agreement has various provisions, lowering tariffs on Canadian seafood exported to the EU over several years, but the eight per cent tariff on live lobster was eliminated completely the day the pact went into force.
This has the potential to disrupt live lobster trading patterns during the ...
Nova Scotia Urges Fair Access for Lobster Exports
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell underlined the importance of fair access to export markets for Nova Scotia lobster to the standing committee on international trade today, Sept. 29, in Halifax.
"We're Canada's leading seafood exporter and every market is important to our lobster industry," said Colwell. "Losing the European market, which accounted for more than 66 million in live, Nova Scotia lobster exports last year, would hurt us."
Nova Scotia exported more than $1.6 ...