U.S. Tightens Up Seafood Import Regulations
With the the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) recently passing the latest bureaucratic hurdle, more in the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry are turning their attention to the potential, new markets across the Atlantic.
But before these forthcoming tariff-free zones start to garner everyone’s attention, perhaps a refocusing of the critical and traditional market to the south might be in order — the most important buyer of Atlantic Canada seafood, ...
For centuries, the fishery has forged a rather symbiotic relationship between neighbouring Canada and the United States.
Despite the occasional spat over stocks, fishing grounds and adjacency, the two neighbours have always managed to work through their differences and have become quite interdependent on each other with respect to seafood. With the U.S. being far more populous than Canada, it has always been the go-to market for seafood products caught and produced here.
But recently, it ...