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More talks about pork and beef exports

Canada is one of the world’s largest agriculture and agri-food exporters, that sends about half of our domestic food and agricultural production worth over $65 billion to more than 180 countries worldwide.

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, hosted a roundtable Wednesday with leaders from the pork and beef sectors.

The round table discussion gave stakeholders the opportunity to share information, and have a productive exchange about current market access issues with China. The Government of Canada is working proactively with the pork and beef sectors to ensure that they will be able to sell their high quality products in as many global markets as possible, including China.

The Government of Canada will continue to work tirelessly to restore full market access for Canadian products to China, while also advancing Canada’s Trade Diversification Strategy. Canada has a strong reputation as an efficient and reliable supplier of high-quality products, which has helped to build the confidence and trust of buyers from around the world.