New Market Access to Peru for Canadian Cattle Industry
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, February 21, 2012 - Canadian cattle ranchers and dairy farmers will now benefit from immediate access to the growing Peruvian market, after the Andean nation re-opened its doors to Canadian cattle imports, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today.
"Canadian farmers raise the best-quality cattle in the world," said Minister Ritz. "Country by country, market by market, we are diversifying opportunities for Canadian livestock farmers so that their hard work is rewarded with more sales to more consumers around the globe."
"Full cattle access is yet another sign of the growing ties between Canada and Peru that contribute to deepened prosperity for people in both our countries," said International Trade Minister Ed Fast. "Canada-Peru trade relations have strengthened significantly - creating jobs and economic growth - since the Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 2009. Since then, our trade has increased by nearly 50 per cent, which is clear proof that our government's job-creating pro-trade plan is getting results for hardworking Canadians and their families."
Additional information is available at: http://www.agr.gc.ca/cb/index_e.php?s1=n&s2=2012&page=n120221a