Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter yesterday that Canndian pork and beef exports to China will resume.
China had banned shipments in late June, with Chinese authorities at the time citing falsified export certificates as the reason for this measure.
After a four-month ban, China will reopen its market to Canadian pork and beef. This move is regarded as signals of a partial thaw in trade relations and will significantly help Canadian farmers.
A senior Canadian government official who was familiar with the matter said the Chinese needed access to Canada’s pork supply in particular after the outbreak, and that the Chinese did not want to be overly reliant on U.S. pork in the meantime.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency presented a detailed plan to Chinese customs officials detailing steps the regulator would take to ensure no further export-certificate fraud occurs, according to producers.
Producers said they have been told the Canadian Food Inspection Agency would be prepared to sign export certificates as early as this week for pork and beef shipments destined for China.
The article has been edited.
Source：the globe and mail
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