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Seafood Industry Reacts Positively to Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the tentative Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) the largest-ever deal of its kind. Twelve nations, including Canada, recently signed on to a deal that would ease trade barriers covering about 40 per cent of the world’s economy. The proposed agreement reduces or eliminates barriers in a wide range of sectors and could lead to more Canadian exports — notably seafood products. It also entrenches new international trade standards in Asia, setting a ...