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Cablegate: Canada Agrees That Global Food Export Restrictions

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 062014Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY OTTAWA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7970
INFO RUCNCAN/ALL CANADIAN POSTS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS OTTAWA 000757

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/CAN, EEB/TPP/ABT WINTON, EEB/TPP LURIE, AND
EEB/IFD/ODF SIEMER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD EAGR TBIO CA
SUBJECT: CANADA AGREES THAT GLOBAL FOOD EXPORT RESTRICTIONS
SHOULD BE ELIMINATED

REF: STATE 53353

(U) Econoff delivered points in reftel to Ioanna Sahas
Martin, Senior Development Policy Officer, Development Policy
and Institutions, Department of Foreign Affairs and
International Trade. Sahas Martin referred to a June 4 joint
press release from the Canadian Ministers for Agriculture,
International Trade, and International Cooperation which
states that "Canada is also working to reduce (global) export
restrictions that often keep food from getting to people who
need it." The press release is available at
www.agr.gc.ca/cb/index e.php?s1=n&s2=2008&page=n80604 .

Visit Canada,s Economy and Environment Forum at
http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/can ada

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