Increased beef access into Taiwan welcome news for Canadian cattle producers

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) welcomes the announcement that Taiwan is restoring full market access for Canadian beef in the coming weeks. The news comes on the heels of Minister of International Trade, Mary Ng’s attendance at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

“Cattle producers are pleased to learn that Taiwan will be lifting the remaining restrictions on Canadian beef,” commented Nathan Phinney, CCA President. “This sends a strong signal in the Indo-Pacific region and our industry is proud to support global food security by producing a sustainable and high-quality product destined for dinner tables around the world.”

This decision marks the removal of the last set of restrictions put into place by Taiwan after the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in 2003. Those restrictions had included Over Thirty Month and remaining offal. CCA is grateful for Taiwan’s decision to adhere to science-based trade with the removal of BSE-era restrictions following Canada’s attainment of BSE-negligible risk status by the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) in 2021.

Trade Facts

  • In 2022, Canada exported $13.9 million (CDN) of beef to Taiwan.  
  • The Indo-Pacific region holds the greatest potential for beef export diversification.

For further information, contact:
Michelle McMullen
Communications Manager
Canadian Cattle Association
403-451-0931| [email protected]

For a PDF of the news release, click here.