Canada-EU beef trade deal not working as well as hoped

October 8, 2019

A difference in food health standards between the European Union and Canada is being blamed for beef exports falling short of expectations, despite a promising modification to a trade agreement between Canada and Europe.

In 2017, the landmark Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was established, removing tariffs imposed on Canadian production.

Queries on BMSB fumigation requirements for New Zealand

September 25, 2019

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries has provided the two email addresses below for questions you may have on New Zealand BMSB requirements.



BMSB fumigation requirements for Australia and New Zealand

September 19, 2019

This is further to our previous September 5, 2019 message.  

China refuses to provide evidence of pests in canola, Canada says in WTO complaint

September 13, 2019

China has repeatedly declined to provide Canada with adequate scientific evidence to justify shutting the door to imports of Canadian canola seed, Ottawa says in a new complaint to the World Trade Organization that referees global commerce.

Export of pork meat and pork products to Albania

September 11, 2019

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been informed by the Albanian authorities that pork meat and pork products exported to Albania must be derived from animals raised under Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program (CRFPCP).

This requirement is effective immediately.