Twenty-seven Ontario producer groups ask for removal of fertilizer tariff
May 5, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
May 6, 2023 – The Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council (OACC), made of up 27 non-supply managed commodity organization, is asking Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, to remove the 35 per cent tariff currently levied on Russian-sourced fertilizer.
In a letter sent April 13, 2023, the group outlines the collective value of the groups’ economic activity and the cost of the unintended consequences to the fertilizer tariff, including increased production costs for food and food ingredients. The tariff disproportionately costs Ontario farmers the most. The group also points out that Russian-sourced fertilizer is still moving, only now it’s routed through more costly shipping channels. Canada is the only G7 country to have such a tariff at this time.
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