Accession consists of files related to production and trade of grain. Predominantly, files in this accession concern trade missions regarding food items including Soybeans and Canola to countries and regions such as South Korea, Japan, Mexico, and North Africa. It also predominantly contains files related to markets for grains by country listed alphabetically.
Files within this accession also relate to market development programs including Canola Utilization Assistance Program (CUAP), Program for Export Market Development (PEMD), Prairie Grain Advance Payments Act (PGAPA), the Wheat Exporter Cooperation Pilot Project and the Western Grain Research Fund.
This accession also includes files related to international trade agreement negotiations, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), International Grain Agreement, Quality Wheat Agreement, Canada Bilateral Grains Issues, and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This also includes files specific to trade between Canada and the United States, including Canada/US Trade Regulations, the Commodity Credit Corporation, Export Enhancement Program (EEP), and Issues regarding specific foods, markets and programs.
As well, files in this accession relate to domestic agricultural and economic issues, including export, import control, and transportation of grain, domestic wheat pricing, Federal/Provincial agricultural issues, the Canadian Grain Commission, Export Development Corporation (EDC), Agri-Food Industry Market Strategies (AIMS), Regulatory Review, Western Grain Marketing Panel (WGMP), Memoranda to Cabinet.