Russia resumes importing Canadian pork
Russia has reopened its borders to Canadian pork
imports; a development that Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz says
will help Canada's fledgling pork industry.
The ban, in place since April 1st, began due to
concerns about fraudulent export documents. Canadian trade official say those
concerns have been addressed by making the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
increase the security features on certificates, Ritz said.
exports to Russia in 2007 totalled $144.8 million and represent Canada's
third-largest market for pork.Subscribe here to the free Pig Progress
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