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Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA: Awaits Resolution of Technical Barriers

September 21, 2017

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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Brazil’s ‘weak meat’ scandal a lesson in the fragility of food trust

The world has been pleaded to over and over again to recognize that the problem has been fixed. Brazil has even invited any country, market, or politician still harbouring doubts to see first-hand a slice of the country’s meat sector.

We are not in possession of all the information. Decisions to continue a relationship or terminate it are based on fact, but not entirely. They can’t be. Trust has to play a role. Nations must work to become trustworthy.

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