Canada strikes trade deal with Philippines

By Carina Perkins

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: International trade, Trade, Philippines, Livestock

Canada has reached a new trade agreement for the exports of live cattle, sheep and goats to the Philippines.

In a statement released to the press yesterday (24 January), the Canadian government said the agreement would give Canadian livestock producers access to the valuable Philippine market, which imports nearly $10m-worth of cattle, sheep and goats a year.

Coming days after the announcement that Canada can resume beef exports to South Korea, the government said the new agreement with the Philippines was proof that it was working hard to secure access in new international markets.

“Our government understands the importance for our farmers and producers to gain access to new markets. We will continue to work on their behalf because we know that free and open trade is the best way to create jobs and prosperity for hard-working Canadians,”​ said International Trade Minister Ed Fast.

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