According to the Canadian Meat Council, the cost of the “temporary suspension” of Canadian pork and beef exports to China imposed on June 25 is approaching $100 million.
The suspension of product came on June 25th, triggered by China Customs discovering a shipment of non-Canadian pork exhibiting technical irregularities and fraudulently certified as Canadian with falsified documents. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided China Customs with all the information and analysis requested to demonstrate that the source of the infractions was not Canadian. CFIA has also assured China of the strong mechanisms in place in Canada to ensure compliance with all of China’s technical requirements.
Thursday September 5, 2019/ CMC/ Canada.