The new five-year agreement that will be implemented by 1 April 2013 includes investments in innovation, competitiveness and market development.
“We are pleased to see that the new policy includes a 50 per cent increase in cost-shared investments in strategic initiatives (non-Business Risk Management) to stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and market development,” said Canadian Meat Council President Ray Price.
Agriculture Ministers reported having reviewed the status of federal trade negotiations and promotional and access initiatives in key export markets, including South Korea, Europe, Japan and China.
They agreed to continue an aggressive trade agenda that is opening new markets and creating opportunities.
“Canada’s livestock and meat sector has the production capacity, the high quality and the international experience to satisfy a greater proportion of the world’s import requirements in the coming years. The Canadian Meat Council fully supports and strongly encourages continued efforts by the Government of Canada to expand market access for the vitally important Canadian meat industry,” added Mr Price.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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