CANADA, Ottawa. 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.
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.