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South Korea lifts ban on imports of beef and veal from Canada

Staff writer |
Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, said that South Korea has lifted its temporary ban on imports of beef and veal from Canada.

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Imports of Canadian beef and veal were temporarily suspended in response to the February 2015 detection of an isolated case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada.

In 2014, prior to the suspension of trade, South Korea was Canada's sixth-largest market for beef with exports valued at $26 million.

Access to this market will help Canadian beef and veal exporters expand their sales, while also benefiting Korean consumers who will have greater access to Canada's safe, high-quality meat products.

"Our government welcomes South Korea's decision to lift its temporary ban on Canadian beef and veal products. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the competitiveness and long-term prosperity of our agricultural sector," said Lawrence MacAulay.

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