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U.K. exporter, Jean-Pierre Garnier says he will be on a plane to Canada as soon as CETA is signed.

Exporters remain active as CETA delay overhangs Paris show

From the November 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian exhibitors and trade representatives at SIAL Paris, the big international food fair, remained generally upbeat concerning the prospect of a positive conclusion being reached on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the delayed trade agreement which was still being negotiated by the EU and Canada last month. SIAL’s timing, running from October 16-20, […] Read more

Minister Richard Lochhead (l) and Jim McLaren of Quality Meat Scotland at the launch of the Beef 2020 report.

Scotland’s Beef 2020 program is geared to boost output and exports

Twenty-three point plan aims to improve the efficiency, sustainability and quality of producer's beef herds

Beef output in Scotland stands on the threshold of a major advance with the industry being driven forward by a newly devised production efficiency scheme called Beef 2020, backed by £45 million of Scottish government money and designed to secure a membership base involving 70 per cent of the country’s beef herds. An ambitious project, […] Read more


SIAL's multi-country meat display in Paris suggests other beef-producing nations aren't set to roll over and let Canadian beef sweep the continent.

The view from Europe on free trade with Canada

Beef exporters will need to be patient before cashing in on new EU opportunities

The prospect of a major increase in Canadian beef exports into the European Union, following the recent ending of negotiations for the EU-Canada free trade agreement, hung over this year’s SIAL food fair in Paris as a significant trading change, although one that is very much lodged in the “business pending” tray. For seasoned Canadian beef exporters, such […] Read more