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urbanriot
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Re: Niagara cops allegedly involved in cheese smuggling

I'm curious about this...

quote:
But Albert Zappitelli who runs Zappis, a popular Niagara Falls pizzeria says higher Canadian cheese prices, due to restrictions by the Canadian Dairy Board, and strict controls on cheaper U.S. imports, are driving an underground economy.
I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

MaynardKrebs
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said by urbanriot:

I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

Canada treats cheese smuggling the same way the US treats heroin smuggling.

I have not heard how the US treats poutine smugglers though.


FFH5
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reply to urbanriot
said by urbanriot:

I'm curious about this...

quote:
But Albert Zappitelli who runs Zappis, a popular Niagara Falls pizzeria says higher Canadian cheese prices, due to restrictions by the Canadian Dairy Board, and strict controls on cheaper U.S. imports, are driving an underground economy.
I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

The Canadian Dairy Board keeps import duties high to make sure Canadian farmers are subsidized. It is all about politics. And when the import duty gets too high, guess what, smuggling commences and won't be stopped.
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Mafia

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reply to urbanriot
said by urbanriot:

I'm curious about this...

I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

Cheese is very tightly controlled in Canada. Saputo makes sure of that.
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saputo_Incorporated
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lino_Saputo

Of course I jest...

But the running joke in Montreal is, no restaurant in Canada gets away w/o buying Saputo.

I'd be curious to know what brand cheese was smuggled in.


Gone
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reply to urbanriot
said by urbanriot:

I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

Maximum you can bring across is max 20kg equaling $20, otherwise tariffs kick in to make the price equal to the outrageous prices we pay in Canada.

As I've mentioned so often in the past, the dairy boards keep Canadian prices artificially high. American cheese is one half to one third the cost of buying it in Canada. For an operation that uses a lot of cheese like a pizza place, it makes a huge difference.

This whole story makes me laugh, though. NRPS officers smuggled steroids into the US, only to then smuggle cheese back into Canada on the return trip.

jaberi

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what about the free trade?


Gone
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It was specifically excluded.


CanadianRip

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reply to urbanriot
said by urbanriot:

I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

There's quota's. You want into dairy you have to cut a deal with the three big dairy mob bosses like Saputo, I'm going to stop right there you can look up the remaining companies.

To me this is one of Canada's largest organized criminal schemes involving all level's of government well hidden under the guise of protecting dairy, health and safety when it does none of the above.

In fact there was a big scheme a foot back in the late 90's from these classy folk to push through rBST which is Bovine Growth Hormone - suspected to be bad for Human consumption. There was bribes involved with Health Canada, and all kinds of shady business.

In the end, Health Canada decided the heat was too high and did not approve the sale of rBST. Monsanto cried a bit, and took their ball home and went on to whipping up other fantastic products that will do some other God awful thing to the biosphere. I put them as #1 on my list of Companies most likely to kill all of mankind.

End of the day, through the Magic of PR the average Canadian knows nothing of these things.


Gone
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said by CanadianRip:

In fact there was a big scheme a foot back in the late 90's from these classy folk to push through rBST which is Bovine Growth Hormone - suspected to be bad for Human consumption. There was bribes involved with Health Canada, and all kinds of shady business.

In the end, Health Canada decided the heat was too high and did not approve the sale of rBST.

Bzzzt wrong. Health Canada had zero issues with human consumption of rBST. In fact, to this day Health Canada still maintains it is perfectly safe.

The issue was with the health of the cattle themselves and the potential long-term cost to farmers due to the health effects on dairy cattle versus the increased milk production. This is why it wasn't approved, but that certainly isn't what Canadian dairy farmers or those with an axe to grind will tell you. They want you to think American milk is bad and as a result Canadian milk is worth 2-3x as much money for the exact same product.


loosedobbs

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reply to urbanriot
said by urbanriot:

I'm curious about this...

quote:
But Albert Zappitelli who runs Zappis, a popular Niagara Falls pizzeria says higher Canadian cheese prices, due to restrictions by the Canadian Dairy Board, and strict controls on cheaper U.S. imports, are driving an underground economy.
I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

It sounds a bit weird if not racists. Zappitelli, Cheese, Pizzeria, Cops and border town.


Gone
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You mean that Italians make pizza and that locally-owned pizzerias are popular in the Niagara Region? Gee, who would have thought?


loosedobbs

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said by Gone:

You mean that Italians make pizza and that locally-owned pizzerias are popular in the Niagara Region? Gee, who would have thought?

Or pizzerias and smuggling and cops


Gone
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Still don't know what racism had to do with it.

PX Eliezer70
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said by Gone:

Still don't know what racism had to do with it.

White milk vs. chocolate milk?

jaberi

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said by CanadianRip:

said by urbanriot:

I'd be interested to know more about these restrictions and strict controls on U.S. imports and how they affect what we get vs. what we can't get... if anyone knows.

There's quota's. You want into dairy you have to cut a deal with the three big dairy mob bosses like Saputo, I'm going to stop right there you can look up the remaining companies.

To me this is one of Canada's largest organized criminal schemes involving all level's of government well hidden under the guise of protecting dairy, health and safety when it does none of the above.

In fact there was a big scheme a foot back in the late 90's from these classy folk to push through rBST which is Bovine Growth Hormone - suspected to be bad for Human consumption. There was bribes involved with Health Canada, and all kinds of shady business.

In the end, Health Canada decided the heat was too high and did not approve the sale of rBST. Monsanto cried a bit, and took their ball home and went on to whipping up other fantastic products that will do some other God awful thing to the biosphere. I put them as #1 on my list of Companies most likely to kill all of mankind.

End of the day, through the Magic of PR the average Canadian knows nothing of these things.

wow....so it's not just the construction industry as we read, but also the dairy industry....

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said by jaberi:


wow....so it's not just the construction industry as we read, but also the dairy industry....

Don't forget telecom. Add that to the list.
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CanadianRip

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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

The issue was with the health of the cattle themselves and the potential long-term cost to farmers due to the health effects on dairy cattle versus the increased milk production. This is why it wasn't approved, but that certainly isn't what Canadian dairy farmers or those with an axe to grind will tell you. They want you to think American milk is bad and as a result Canadian milk is worth 2-3x as much money for the exact same product.

That's interesting:

»www.environmentalhealth.ca/summer01blow.html

I'd be interested in seeing the research and studies proving otherwise though.