The government of Colombia announced last week that it will open the doors to imports of Canadian beef. Exports will resume once Canada and Colombia agree to the format of valid certificates. In addition, the government of Canada will continue to work with Colombia to ensure resumption in trade in cattle.

This development may help the prospects of the free trade agreement which was introduced to the House of Parliament in March (refer to OMNI TRADE NEWS MARCH 26, 2009).

Status of all trade negotiations and agreements is available from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at:

Additional information concerning this and other recent developments is available from our technical consulting group.