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Mexico announces partial lift of beef ban

CALGARY, Alta. -- Mexico has followed the lead of the U.S. in allowing some Canadian beef products into its country...


CALGARY, Alta. — Mexico has followed the lead of the U.S. in allowing some Canadian beef products into its country.

Boneless meat cuts from cattle under 30 months of age and lamb and goats under 12 months of age will be allowed into Mexico as a result.

“As of today, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food will begin to admit requests to import certain beef products that, in accordance with the scientific evidence, present no risk to human or animal health,” said a release from the Mexican government.

The announcement comes on the heels of a similar announcement made by the U.S. on Friday. Live cattle will continue to be banned for the time being. Mexico is Canada’s second largest beef trading partner, with a total of $200 million in trade each year.

The products allowed under the partial lifting of the ban account for about 85 per cent of what Mexico normally imports from Canada which is primarily muscle cuts.


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