South Korea lifts suspension of Cdn. beef imports

It’s excellent news for the cattle sector, Minister Bibeau stated

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

One of Canada’s buying and selling companions has agreed to raise its suspension of Canadian beef imports.

“This morning, South Korea introduced that it will raise the short-term suspension on Canadian beef imports imposed final month after the invention of an atypical BSE case in Alberta,” Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau stated on Twitter Wednesday. “Great information for our cattle sector, who present the world with protected, high-quality beef.”

A press release from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on the matter is coming, a spokesperson from Minister Bibeau’s workplace advised

South Korea, a $90 million marketplace for Canadian beef, is Canada’s seventh-largest beef export market by quantity.

With South Korea’s restrictions lifted, the one international locations left with suspensions are China and the Philippines.

The United States introduced it wouldn’t impose any restrictions on Canadian beef following the affirmation of the atypical case of BSE. has contacted the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association for touch upon South Korea’s resolution.

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