CPTA is attempting to stop unscrupulous buyers seeking Canadian developed seed varieties for export in violation of international distribution agreements. Unauthorized exports of leading Canadian varieties of cereals, pulses, and oilseeds are damaging to Canadian farmers.
These illegitimate seed exports damage our competitive position in export markets. The buyers are known to be operating from High River AB, Tisdale SK, and Montreal QC. at this time. Sellers beware if you are offered cash in advance for a large volume sale for quick shipment.
These unnecessary seed exports are likely going for planting in Kazakhstan in violation of international distribution agreements. CPTA members are seeking assistance from the Federal government and Canadian commodity groups in stopping this activity.