Box Tree Moth Host Plants Export Ban - Economic Impact to Canadian Growers
Boxwood, euonymus and ilex losses
In light of the prohibition of exports of Boxwood, Euonymus and Ilex to the US market, CNLA is asking for your help in identifying the economic losses incurred to date by the Canadian nursery sector. CNLA and CFIA are meeting with USDA-APHIS and AmericanHort on July 17th at Cultivate in Ohio. To support negotiations on reopening the US market to the three host plants CNLA wants to present the economic losses experienced in Canada as a result of the US's actions. The losses to the Canadian sector are significant and its important that we quantify those losses at the meeting. CNLA will also use the value of these losses in discussions with Agriculture Canada’s business risk management program staff when advocating for support for those growers affected. All data provided will be kept confidential and only amalgamated numbers will be shared.
Please provide your best estimates to the following questions and return your responses by the end of the day Friday, July 14.
Consider all losses incurred since the export prohibition was put in place on May 26, 2021