Canada, Morocco Begin Free Trade Talks

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 6:34 PM EST) -- Canada and Morocco said Thursday that they would begin negotiations on a free trade agreement, a move that may give Canadian industry, particularly wheat growers, their first tariff-free access to the African continent.

The negotiations, announced in Rabat, Morocco, by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Moroccan Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, could open hungry Moroccan food markets to Canadian wheat.

Morocco already buys nearly 80 percent of its durum-type wheat, 525,000 metric tons, from Canada, according to figures from the Canadian Wheat Board. The wheat...
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