Colombia re-opening border to Canadian beef

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed news that Colombia will open their borders to Canadian beef – the first South American market to restore access to Canadian beef since the border closed due to BSE in 2003. The agreement re-opens the market for a wide range of Canadian beef and value-added beef products, initially yielding annual export levels of nearly $6 million in beef and $1 million in livestock and genetics.