Canadian beef exporters can expect to regain full market access to Taiwan within the next couple of weeks.
International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Taiwanese officials have confirmed the decision, which she hailed as “great news for Canadian beef farmers and exporters.”
Taiwan has had an off-and-on trade relationship with Canadian beef exporters since 2003, when it imposed import restrictions following the discovery of Canada’s first domestic BSE case.
According to market development agency Canada Beef, as of the end of March, Taiwan was ranked No. 10 in 2023 year-to-date among Canadian beef’s export markets by dollar value and No. 9 by volume, taking 270 tonnes worth $2.48 million.
In full-year 2022, Taiwan took in 1,185 tonnes of Canadian beef, valued at $13.96 million.