Tag Archives: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Not clear how TPP will affect fishery, says FFAW’s Keith Sullivan

The president of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union says it’s not yet clear how the deal reached this week will affect Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry. On Monday, a 12-nation tariff-cutting trade deal was reached that will see the participating countries enjoy a significant drop in tariffs almost across the board. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says the deal with “without any doubt” in Canada’s best interests. But FFAW president Keith Sullivan said he’s still not sure how significantly the agreement will affect fish harvesters in this province. Read the rest here 09:38

Will Shrimp Safety Concerns Pose Jumbo Difficulty For Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal?

Meals security experts fear secret elements of a hotly contested Pacific trade deal will additional hamper U.S. government efforts to turn back poor seafood at the border, even as shrimp imported from Southeast Asian farms continue to turn up important numbers of good tests for banned antibiotics and harmful bacteria. “These trade agreements are employed quite considerably as a weapon to go soon after meals safety standards,” said Patrick Woodall, of the food safety group Food and Water Watch. “We’re concerned it is producing a type of secret venue to,,, Read the rest here 10:09