Canadian Beef Producers Gain Market Access to Kazakhstan

July 27, 2012

The following is excerpted from a 26 July 2012 news release by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that, effective immediately, Canadian beef producers will benefit from new access to Kazakhstan. The Government of Canada has secured market access for boneless beef from animals over 30 months of age, in addition to the recently negotiated access for all beef from animals under 30 months. This new market access is estimated by the Canadian beef industry to be worth up to $1 million annually for eligible exporters.

"We've enhanced our trading relationship with Kazakhstan by supplying world-class beef to a market of strategic importance, giving producers the opportunity to compete for sales in this country," said Minister Ritz. "This government is working closely with industry to open new markets, increase prosperity for our producers, and build a stronger economy. Today's announcement demonstrates our continued efforts to establish relationships and maximize trade opportunities in this region for the benefit of Canadian producers."

This release is available in its entirety at:
http://www.agr.gc.ca/cb/index_e.php?s1=n&s2=2012&page=n120726a

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