“Got Beef”, Canada asks Mexico as meat relations grow

March 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Canada removed its visa requirement for Mexico, and Mexico lifted the ban on beef from Canada.

Mexico was among dozens of countries that suspended beef trade with Canada after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was detected in 2003, reported CBC News

According to Canadian agriculture and agri-food exporters, Canada, who is one of the largest exporters of red meat and livestock in the world, exports 40% off its Canadian beef.

US gets 72%, China has its share at 10% and Mexico comes in 3rd at 6.2%.

Mexico share could jump as the middle-class in Mexico’s appetite for beef is increasing beyond local production. Mexico’s decision to lift the beef ban may also inspire other countries to buy from Canada; as the Mexico’s beef ban lift is like stamp of approval and a clean bill of health for the Canadian meat in the world market.

Mexico intends to make importing beef from Canada easier and faster by letting the meat be inspected at destination rather than at the border. Canadians farmers and businesses can send the following types of meats to Mexico: beef, bison, deer, goat, sheep, pork, boar and poultry.

There is also a special provision that livers derived from animals of all ages are eligible for export to Mexico. For a more detailed list, please visit Canadian Food & Inspection Agency.

Canada exported 622,490 tonnes of beef and cattle valued at $3.6 billion in 2016, representing 47 per cent of beef production (including live slaughter cattle exported).


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