The timely resolution of two technical barriers are particularly important to enabling full implementation of the CETA. One provision pertains to the location at which the EU health mark label is applied to boxes of meat. Currently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires the application of the EU health mark label to the boxes before they become eligible for export to the EU. The industry believes this administrative inconsistency should be immediately resolvable by Canada’s regulatory authorities.

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