Canada says China plans more meat import inspections, industry fears disaster

June 6, 2019

China plans to boost inspections of imported Canadian meats and meat products as bilateral trade relations deteriorate, Canadian government officials said on Tuesday, a move meat industry executives said could have “a disastrous effect” on their business.

Canada, United States agree on application of zones to allow safe trade in the event of an African swine fever outbreak

May 24, 2019

[On May 22, 2019], Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Dr. Jaspinder Komal, working in collaboration with the United States' CVO, Dr. Jack Shere, issued the following statement:

Expanded access for beef export to Japan

May 22, 2019

Please be advised that, effective May 17, 2019, Japan accepts Canadian beef derived from cattle born and raised in Canada of all ages. Cattle shall be born and raised in Canada or legally imported into Canada from a country eligible to export beef and beef products to Japan.

Trade by exporter and importer characteristics: Goods, 2018

May 14, 2019

Almost 180,000 Canadian enterprises imported or exported over $1 trillion in goods in 2018. Nearly 90% of this activity was attributable to a relatively small number of enterprises (30,369) that both export and import goods.

Released U.S. FDA documents and information

May 9, 2019

The following notice is from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

In the last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released guidance and documents that may be of interest to Canadian stakeholders.