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Canada Disqualified from Exporting Meat to China

07/03/2019

Following an allegation that nearly 200 veterinary health documents were “counterfeit” regulatory authorities in China announced a suspension of all shipments of meat from Canada.  The Canadian Minister of Agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau confirmed that the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency has found “inauthentic export certificates”.  The Agency is investigating the issue in conjunction with law enforcement.

 

There may have been inconsistencies or improper documentation produced by Canada but the underlying issue is the continuing detention of Ms. Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei Technologies on a warrant issued by the U.S.

 

It is unknown whether the issue was raised in the meeting between President Xi and President Trump at the G-20 summit in Osaka on Friday June 28th.  The matter will also be discussed at a meeting between the Justice Minister of Canada, David Lametti and U.S. Attorney General, William Barr.

China has discriminated against agricultural exports from Canada since the arrest of Ms. Meng curtailing canola seed exports in May and more recently has imposed both duties and restrictions on pork.


 
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