Mexico lifts Canadian poultry ban caused by avian flu scare
It says the industry estimates that lifting of the ban will open the way for exports including chicken, turkey and most significantly duck, worth a combined total of roughly $3 million a year.
The government says it’s still working to lift the few import restrictions from avian flu still in place in Mexico.
The lifting of the fresh poultry ban comes after Mexico’s secretary of agriculture met with Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in February.
Bilateral trade of agriculture and food products between Canada and Mexico totalled about $3.8 billion last year. ■