The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association released information this morning that South Korea has lifted its ban on Canadian Beef imports. This news is long overdue and we have to realize that trade resumption doesn’t happen overnight.
Learning from our agreement with China, Canada must complete all of the more detailed technical issues as quickly as possible so that potential trade can happen.
The psychology of opening a major market has great impact on the mind set of producers, packers and trade associations. This decision made by South Korea also has large potential impacts on some other issues.
- US plants in the midwest that chose to export to Korea will now be able to kill Canadian cattle again.
- Will this bring Japan closer to changing their policy on Canadian cattle under 21 months to 30 months?