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Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports

OTTAWA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz welcomed news in early December that Japan is taking steps that could lead to improved access for beef imports from several countries, including Canada.

Japan’s Food Safety Commission will conduct a risk assessment on each country. In 2010, Canada’s exports of beef under 21 months of age to Japan totalled $81.4 million. A significant increase in exports is expected with expanded access.

 

January 13, 2012

 
 

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