Canadian beef exports add at least $600 per head in value, compared to the domestic market, and numbers show that trade is accelerating.
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Exports worth $600 per head

Canadian beef exports add at least $600 per head in value, compared to the domestic market, and numbers show that trade is accelerating. Deals like the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership push down tariffs and open doors to high value markets like Japan. “There has been triple the volume of beef that has […] Read more

If the U.S. rips up its trade agreement with South Korea the tariff on American beef and pork imports would rise.  |  Reuters photo

Trump’s tiff with South Korea may benefit Canada

President threatens to tear up trade deal with South Korea, which gives American beef and pork preferred treatment

Canada, struggling to compete in the South Korean meat market behind the United States and Australia, could take a leap forward if U.S. President Donald Trump carries through on threats to tear up the U.S.-South Korea free trade deal. Trump thinks the five-year old agreement is unfair to the United States because the Asian country’s […] Read more

Beef processors are finding it difficult to serve international markets because of specific requirements some countries demand.  |  Barb Glen photo

Meat import rules curb exports

Satisfy demands | Packers need to cater to niche markets to get the most money for each product

The world wants more meat but it is a complex task to provide exactly what each country wants. “No two countries have the same specifications or government requirements,” said the vice-president of cattle procurement for Cargill Meat Solutions. This makes it complicated for meat companies to meet the many demands and there are countries they […] Read more


A nice, innocuous explanation

This morning I watched a YouTube clip about American country-of-origin labelling. It’s a clean and clear explanation of COOL’s advantages to U.S. consumers. The material is well crafted and makes perfect sense at the consumer level, aimed as it is at a grocery buying target audience. There is reference to COOL labelling on meat from […] Read more