What you need to know about trade coffee trade resume
Coffee traders resume their jobs as trade workers in Canada and the U.S. as the government considers a proposed ban on the trade.
A group of trade union leaders is asking the government to release more details on the industry’s current business and workforce needs and how it will ensure its trade workers are treated fairly.
The trade union representing Canadian coffee growers and processors says the industry needs more information to ensure it is protected.
The U.K.-based Association of the Canadian Coffee Producers says the trade ban would hurt the Canadian coffee trade in the short term, but that the impact on coffee consumers and coffee producers will be felt over time.
It’s the first time in history that Canada has put a trade ban on coffee trade.
The government announced the measure on Feb. 4.
The trade ban is currently being reviewed by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committee.
Canada is the biggest exporter of coffee to the U and U. S., with $2.7 billion in exports in 2016.