Government Announces Restoration of Market Access for Canadian Beef to Peru
Ottawa, ON – The Federal Government announced today that Canadian beef producers will benefit from newly restored market access to Peru. The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, announced that the Peruvian market has been reopened for Canadian bone-in beef under 30 months of age, boneless beef of all ages, and offal.
In 2011, Peru’s agricultural imports from Canada totaled more than $247 million and with the beef market reopened Canada Beef Inc. estimates that this market could be worth up to $2 million annually for Canadian beef producers.
“I am very happy that we have reopened another market for Canadian beef producers,” said Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “This will certainly help many beef farmers in my riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and indeed beef farmers across Canada.”
This will be the first time since 2003 that Canadian beef can be exported to the Peruvian market, after it was closed due to BSE.
For more information on the reopening of beef market access in Peru please visit http://www.agr.gc.ca/index_e.php.