Canada says China will increase examination of meat imports

first_img June 4, 20195:07 PM EDT Filed under News Economy China’s customs agency plans to increase inspections — up to 100 per cent — of Canadian meat and meat product imports.Bloomberg file photo Reuters Kelsey Johnson Reddit Canada says China will increase examination of meat imports Concerns over swine fever, smuggling and ‘non-compliance of pork shipments’ cited 1 Comments More What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation Recommended For YouLVMH pairs with Stella McCartney, igniting fashion rivalriesChina’s TikTok to store Russian users’ data locally – watchdogWall Street slightly lower as Citi results weigh on bank stocksCorn pulls back from five-year high as traders eye U.S. weatherOsram says AMS has made non-binding takeover offer at 38.50 euros per share OTTAWA — China’s customs agency plans to increase inspections of Canadian meat and meat product imports, a move that could seriously damage the Canadian industry, officials said Tuesday.A Canadian agriculture ministry notice to industry seen by Reuters said the embassy in Beijing had been told the Chinese would open all containers of Canadian meat and meat products and in some cases 100 per cent of the contents will be inspected.China, locked in a major diplomatic and trade dispute with Ottawa, has already blocked imports of Canadian canola seed and temporarily suspended import permits from two pork plants. ‘Beef and pork for cheese deal’ sours as strict EU health rules hinder Canadian exports under CETA First canola, now pigs: China blocks imports from two Canadian pork producers amid diplomatic row It’s not just canola: China imposing unusual obstacles on Canadian soybean, pea and pork exports Chinese officials cited “recent cases of non-compliance of pork shipments” and also said the move was linked to the risk of African swine fever and anti-smuggling measures, the ministry said in its notice. China’s pork industry has been badly hit by a deadly outbreak of swine fever.The Canadian Meat Council, which represents major processors, urged members to “increase significantly the surveillance and compliance with all requirements” for exports to China.Related Stories:China warns meat exporters to comply with rules – sourcesChina’s shutout of Canadian meat scrambles global pork flowChina to stop all imports of ‘meat products’ from Canada starting Wednesday“We cannot stress enough that the slightest ‘non-compliance’ could jeopardize our entire meat exports to China, which would have a disastrous effect on all CMC members,” it said in a message to members seen by Reuters. Facebook Featured Stories Twitter Share this storyCanada says China will increase examination of meat imports Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Join the conversation → Comment Sponsored By: Email advertisement ← Previous Next →last_img read more