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· China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork
… “Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume,” Trudeau tweeted…
· Canadian Beef Trade to China Resumed
… “The Canadian beef industry looks forward to the resumption of trade and continuing to build the long-standing Canada-China trade relationship,” said Bob Lowe, CCA Vice President and Chair of the Foreign Trade committee…
· CMC Applauds Resumption of Pork and Beef Exports to China
The Canadian Meat Council is applauding the resumption of the sale of Canadian pork and beef to China…
China to resume imports of Canadian beef and pork
By Kelsey Johnson, Canadian Cattlemen
November 5, 2019
Reuters – China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries.
“Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume,” Trudeau tweeted.
The Chinese embassy in Ottawa had no immediate comment.
Bilateral tensions heightened after police in Vancouver arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co, in December 2018 on a U.S. arrest warrant. Shortly afterward, Beijing detained two Canadian men who were later charged for spying and are still being held.
Early this year China stopped purchasing Canadian canola seed, citing pest concerns, and in June authorities halted imports of Canadian beef and pork, citing bogus export certificates. Canadian officials confirmed at the time they had found falsified documents.
China was Canada’s third-largest pork market by value through August, with C$491 million ($373 million) in exports. Pork shipments to China had surged because of a deadly pig disease in parts of Asia…
Canadian Beef Trade to China Resumed
Source: The Canadian Cattlemen's Association
November 5, 2019
Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has learned that effective today Canadian meat export certificates to China will be resumed. “The Canadian beef industry looks forward to the resumption of trade and continuing to build the long-standing Canada-China trade relationship,” said Bob Lowe, CCA Vice President and Chair of the Foreign Trade committee. The CCA thanks the Governments of Canada and China for their work in resolving the issue.
Export certificates for Canadian meat were halted on June 25th, 2019 due to the discovery of non-compliant pork claiming to be Canadian. Since June, CCA has been actively engaged in discussions with government officials to help assure China of the safety of Canadian beef in order to resume access as soon as possible. The Government of Canada completed an investigation and submitted an Action Plan that has led to the re-establishment of exports to China; all establishments eligible to export as of June 25, 2019, are once again eligible.
Shipments of Canadian beef to China represented 2.6 per cent of Canada’s total beef exports last year. In 2018, Canadian beef exports to Mainland China were up 19 per cent in volume and 15 per cent in value at 10,300 tonnes valued at $97 million. In the 1st half of 2019 exports to China were up 299% in volume and 271% in value at 11,315 tonnes valued at $96 million.
The CCA and other industry stakeholders will be in China in the coming weeks of November to continue to build on the Canada-China trade relationship.
For further information, contact:
Stina Nagel, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
403-275-8558 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CMC Applauds Resumption of Pork and Beef Exports to China
Chris White - Canadian Meat Council
Farmscape for November 6, 2019
The Canadian Meat Council is applauding the resumption of the sale of Canadian pork and beef to China.
Just over four months after suspending imports of Canadian beef and pork, due to the discovery of fraudulent export certificates, China is allowing a resumption of those imports.
Canadian Meat Council President and CEO Chris White says the matter was resolved in part as the result of changes made by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to address gaps indentified by China and work done by individual exporters to tighten up their own internal processes.
Clip-Chris White-Canadian Meat Council:
From a perspective of pork it's a very significant market.
The industry sells a lot of specific pork product to China and it's allowed them in a very competitive industry to carve out a niche for themselves so the loss of that market this year was very very difficult.
Canada was tacking toward about a billion dollars worth of exports so to have lost that was really discouraging.
On the beef side, less so because most of the beef still goes to the U.S. and there's not the same consumption rate of beef in China as there is with pork.
That being said the consumption of beef and the export of beef was also trending up this year.
It's such a large market, that Canada will move quickly and industry will move quickly to recapture any of the market share that it lost this year while the suspension was in place.
With African Swine Fever being an issue, we know that China will be struggling to replace pork products that they've lost because of domestic challenges.
Going forward Canada will do what it needs to do to ensure that any product that we're exporting to China, be it pork or beef, can get in as easily as possible.
That again speaks to the tighter measures that CFIA will have in place internally and some tighter controls that industry will have in place internally as well.