During the first week of November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume — a good news story for many, including Canadian Pork Council chair, Rick Bergmann.
“It’s the best news that we could ever get, because China is our third largest market,” says Bergmann. “They’re going through some difficult times now, with their African Swine Fever, which means they have a void of nutritious protein. So it’s a win-win.”
Bergmann was in Tokyo at the time of the announcement, where a delegation was celebrating Canadian pork, and it’s offering with a record-breaking crowd at the Canadian Embassy.
And advocating for pork producers in the country will only continue, as the Council focuses on re-instating trade relationships with China, and ensuring good trade in the long-term.
Hear Bergmann in conversation with RealAgriculture’s Jessika Guse, in an interview recorded November 5, 2019: