Trade China imports again from Canada

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Earlier this year China stopped purchasing Canadian goods.
Photo: Imago / GongxWenbao
Earlier this year China stopped purchasing Canadian goods.

China will resume imports of Canadian beef and pork, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed, some four months after Beijing blocked shipments amid an escalating diplomatic feud between the two countries.

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 $373 mill. in exports. Pork shipments to China had surged because of a deadly pig disease in parts of Asia. Canada’s red meat industry estimated in September that China’s suspension of imports had cost the sector close to C$100 mill. in losses.

The resolution of the pork and beef spat came after both countries named new ambassadors. Cong Peiwu officially took over as China’s ambassador in Ottawa on Nov. 1, and Dominic Barton, a former business consultant, recently took over as Canada’s new envoy in Beijing.

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