The Canadian Meat Council says China could soon be buying another $100 million worth of pork and $125 million worth of beef over the next five years.
The council thanked Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency fror working hard to persuade China to allow imports of Canadian bone-in beef and fresh chilled pork and beef products.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the news during his trip to China this week.
Meat council president Chris White said “I’ve seen first-hand how valuable the economic opportunities will be for our members.”
According to a recent study by the Conference Board of Canada, commissioned by the Canadian Meat Council, “Canadian red meat product exports to China that occurred between 2010-16, valued at $500 million, support about 5,800 Canadian jobs and $160 million in government revenues on an ongoing basis.”
It has been found that “for each $100 million increase in
exports, 1,161 jobs are created across Canada.”