Canada heads to China to expand pork and beef exports

By Ashley Williams

- Last updated on GMT

Canada has initiated talks with China
Canada has initiated talks with China
Canada is aiming to boost its position in the global meat market by initiating discussions with China in order to strengthen trading relationships and to pursue other opportunities across the agricultural sector.

Canada’s minister of agriculture and agri-food Lawrence MacAulay will meet with leading Chinese businesses during a week-long visit to help grow exports, as well as China’s minister of agriculture and rural affairs Han Changfu, to negotiate the expansion market access for its pork and beef.

The visit coincides with the Canadian Government’s goal, which is to grow global agriculture and food exports to $75 billion by 2025.

MacAulay pointed to the potential benefits of a trading relationship with China.

"With a population of 1.4 billion people, and a growing appetite for high-quality Canadian food products, the Chinese market offers significant opportunities for Canadian agricultural producers and processors​,” said MacAulay.

I look forward to taking part in agri-business events in China to promote Canada's top-quality agricultural and food products, and to meet with my Chinese counterpart to build on our shared history of collaboration and strengthen our mutually beneficial trade relationship​.”

China has been at the centre of trade deals over the past 12 months, forging deals with international markets such as Ireland for its beef and reopening markets in Thailand.

However, the Chinese have been at loggerheads with the US after imposing a retaliatory 25% duty on products such as pork, sold in mainland China, following the USA’s imposition of 25% and 10% duties on imported steel and aluminium.

According to GlobalMeatNews​’ State of the Industry​ report​, Canada is the eighth-largest global meat exporter at $5 billion and set a volume record for pork in 2017. Pork export growth was driven by demand from Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Taiwan, Chile and New Zealand.

Related topics: Products, Canada, China, Pork, Beef

Related news

Show more

Related product

From trust grows success

From trust grows success

K+G Wetter | 09-Oct-2017 | Data Sheet

The award winning company Wünsch’s Fleischspezialitäten sets new quality standards for meat products – using machines made by K+G Wetter.

Related suppliers

comments

Post your comment

We will not publish your email address on the website

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.