U.S. border reopens to Canadian cattle

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Tuesday, November 20, 2007

After more than four years of restricted trade, the U.S. border has reopened to older live Canadian cattle and beef products from those animals, in accordance with the final rule published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) aimed at further restoring normal trade in cattle and meat products between the nations.

The rule, which was published in September and went into effect yesterday, will allow the importation of:

- live cattle and other bovines for any use born on or after March 1, 1999;
all beef and beef products;
- blood and blood products derived from bovines, collected under certain conditions; and,
-casings and part of the small intestine derived from bovines.