Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that Canada has regained full access for Canadian beef to the key export market of Hong Kong following a meeting with Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Achieving full access to an important market such as Hong Kong sends a strong signal to the entire Asia-Pacific region that Canadian beef is safe and that Canada’s food safety systems are grounded in sound science,” said the Prime Minister. “This deal is further proof that our Government is expanding trade so that our farmers can sell to more customers in the international market.
Hong Kong is a key market for the Canadian agriculture sector and is worth more than half a billion dollars for Canada’s farmers and processors. In 2008, Hong Kong was Canada’s fourth largest export market for beef.
Source: Office of the Prime Minister – Canada