Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Retaliating by Avoiding US Produce

While the unjustified US tariffs imposed on Canada remain in place, and pending a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that is fair to all three trading partner countries (Canada, Mexico, USA), we have chosen to boycott all produce reaching Canada from the USA.

While that is easily done during the summer, our strategy of avoiding US-sourced produce may be more difficult during Canada’s off-season, unless Canada’s grocery chains make a conscious effort to increase their sourcing of produce from countries other than the USA.

To motivate Canada’s grocery chains to search for alternative suppliers outside of the USA, consumers must become more vocal by writing to the three chains operating in Canada. The contact data for those chains are set out in the following blog by my son Waldo Rochow: http://blog.rochow.info/2018/08/rotten-trade.html.

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