China will lift its ban on Canadian pork and beef exports, in a sign that relations between the two countries may be thawing,reported the Financial Times.
On Tuesday Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, announced on Twitter: “Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume.”
Trudeau credited Dominic Barton, the recently appointed Canadian ambassador to China, and the country’s meat industry for “reopening this important market for our meat producers and their families”.
The policy reversal ends a four-month-long trade dispute with Beijing that many believe stemmed from Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on US fraud charges. China initiated the restrictions after claiming to have discovered falsified export certificates for Canadian meat.