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Canada’s trade minister promises Brits cut-price lobster and maple syrup if free trade deal follows Brexit

Francois Philippe Champagne said he hoped the UK copied the free trade deal agreed between his country and the EU when it strikes out alone. And he revealed he had met Trade Secretary Liam Fox three times to discuss future relationships. He said a deal would mean “more and better choice for consumers”. He said: “A company in Wales is importing maple syrup from Canada and paying an 8 per cent import duty.” “That duty would go down to 0 per cent if there is a free trade deal. “If you’re in the UK and love Canadian lobster, you have an import duty of up to 25 percent today. “On day one that would go down to zero.” Link 09:06

Free trade deal could open ports to rogue fishing vessels – CETA may grant EU vessels ‘most-favoured’ status for Canadian port access

There are concerns that CETA, the proposed free trade agreement between Canada and Europe, could make it more difficult for Canada to restrict access to its ports for European vessels, including those cited for fishing infractions outside the 200-mile limit, CBC News has learned. [email protected]  07:46

Seafood industry, trade minister bullish on CETA fallout

The recently signed free trade deal between Canada and the European Union should boost seafood exports and create more jobs in fishing communities, according to Trade Minister Ed Fast. [email protected] 10:02