CCA pleased with market access progress achieved during China trade mission

Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is very pleased that today Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz has reached an understanding with his Chinese counterpart to work towards the approval of additional Canadian beef export facilities and the inclusion of bone-in beef and offal from cattle under-thirty-months (UTM) of age as well as live dairy cattle. The announcement comes one day after the positive news from the Government of Canada regarding the resumption of Canadian beef tallow exports to China, and on the final day of the trade mission led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.