Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced that Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification requirements.
Following a successful inspection last September by Ukrainian authorities, 15 additional Canadian beef and pork establishments are now eligible to export, bringing the current total to 27.
Canada is committed to strengthening commercial ties with Ukraine and securing improved market access for Canadian exporters. To this end, in July 2015, Canada and Ukraine successfully concluded negotiations toward the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). Canada and Ukraine are currently undertaking the legal review of the negotiated text, and once signed, the Parties can undertake their respective domestic implementation processes. Once fully implemented, the Agreement will result in the elimination of all non-agricultural tariffs and the vast majority of Ukraine's agricultural tariffs, including on Canadian beef, certain pork, pulses, grains, fish and seafood, canola oil, processed foods, and animal feed.
Monday January 11, 2016/ Government of Canada/ Canada.