The Canadian Coalition for Fair Market Trade, (CCFMT), was recently formed under the auspices of the Canadian Steel Producers Association. The Canadian Foundry Association is a member of the CCFMT.
For many years, the CFA, CME, CSPA and other manufacturing associations have lobbied the Government of Canada on the issue of unfair trade practices. Canada’s trade‐exposed manufacturing sectors are facing increasing infiltration into the domestic market by dumped, subsidized and otherwise unfairly traded goods.
The Government of Canada has recently affirmed its commitment to maintaining an effective trade remedy system and will take steps to ensure that domestic producers have access to the appropriate tools to respond to unfair trade.
The formation of the Canadian Coalition for Fair Market Trade now provides an opportunity to collectively advocate for changes that address modern trade practices and promote a fairly traded market.