Last year China imported 144% more Canadian pork. Some 12,500 forty-foot containers carried 312,000 tonnes of Canadian pork across the Pacific to China. The USD 445 million in sales of Canadian pork to China is an increase of 157%, said the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) in a press release.
Japan continued as a high valued market worth USD 820 million for Canadian pork. The council said it takes an aggressive strategy towards reducing trade barriers and trade-distorting subsidies, and finding new markets. “Pork producers understand that market access is of paramount importance to the sustainability of the country and the hog industry,” stated CPC Chair Rick Bergmann.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/canada-aggressively-pursues-pork-market-in-asia)