Canadian live swine destined for Chilean market

By Georgi Gyton

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Canada had been the main supplier of live swine to the country until a PEDv-related ban in 2014
Canada had been the main supplier of live swine to the country until a PEDv-related ban in 2014

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The Canadian government has succeeded in regaining market access for its live swine to Chile.

The market was estimated to be worth approximately $350,000 in 2013, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, with Canada its main supplier of live swine for the 10 years prior to 2014.

Imports were temporarily suspended after outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) were reported in Canada.

Nancy Weicker, executive director of the Canadian Swine Exporters Association (CSEA), said: "After the temporary suspension of the health certificate with Chile in 2014, CSEA is very pleased that CFIA has successfully negotiated a revised health certificate for live swine.

"Chile has been a steady market for Canadians over the past few years, with an estimated value of exports of live swine of close to $1 million."

Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister for International Trade, said Chile was a priority market under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan (GMAP) and with the government recently announcing the conclusion of the modernisation of the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement.

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