Increased added value and a $780 million per year boost in exports -- that's what the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) says canola producers have won through the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

While producers in supply-managed sectors such as dairy and turkey aren't too happy with concessions made to their industries under the TPP, the CCGA says the massive multi-lateral trade deal is a big achievement for Canadian canola farmers.

"If we'd not been part of this TPP agreement, our competitive advantage in that (Asia-Pacific) region would've been eroded over time, particularly in Japan -- and Japan is one of most valuable, long-standing, and important customers for Canadian canola," he says.

The TPP will phase out tariffs of Canadian canola oil in Japan and Vietnam over five years -- which is where the boost in exports and added value opportunities come in. The elimination of these tarriffs alone could allow Canadian canola oil and meal exports grow by $780 million per year. Plus, White says it opens up more opportunities for Canadian crush plants.

"What it means now, is when those oil tariffs go down to zero, you will see a gradual shift from shipping only seed into that region, to us actually crushing the oil here and actually starting to ship the oil," he says. "That value adding will occur here on Canadian soil as opposed to happening over in Japan, as it has been for years."

Ninety per cent of canola grown in Canada is exported, with countries in the TPP accounting for over half of those exports. The next step for the TPP is ratification. White says it is critical for for Canadian Parliament to approve the deal. And while he hasn't seen the full text of the TPP, White says he has seen the key details on canola, and supports this trade agreement with confidence.