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Published on May 8, 2008

Author: Ubert

Source: authorstream.com

Size of Industry:  Size of Industry Size of Industry:  Size of Industry Size of Industry:  Size of Industry Size of Industry:  Size of Industry Size of Industry:  Size of Industry Size of Industry:  Size of Industry Cow numbers increased but are trending down again Calf crop grew after May 2003 but is adjusting downward Beef production has decreased from 2004/2005 levels Beef and Cattle Exports:  Beef and Cattle Exports Beef and Cattle Exports:  Beef and Cattle Exports CBEF Beef Exports and Projections (Million $):  CBEF Beef Exports and Projections (Million $) Beef Exports:  Beef Exports Beef and Cattle Exports:  Beef and Cattle Exports Beef and Cattle Exports:  Beef and Cattle Exports Beef exports to Macau and Hong Kong have replaced Japan in importance Beef exports to Mexico and U.S. remain strong Cattle exports to U.S. remain strong Loss of key markets such as South Korea means a loss of high value beef exports The OIE has designated Canada as “controlled risk” for BSE – meaning that all beef products from Canada are safe for trade Beef Imports (tonnes):  Beef Imports (tonnes) Access to Key Markets U.S.:  Access to Key Markets U.S. U.S. re-opened to UTM beef and cattle on July 14, 2005 U.S. re-opened to cattle born after March 1, 1999 on November 19, 2007 U.S. re-opened to OTM beef on November 19, 2007 R-CALF continues to challenge in U.S. courts Next hearing is on February 19, 2008 Access to Key Markets Mexico:  Access to Key Markets Mexico Mexico is open to UTM beef Negotiations continue to open Mexico to live cattle and OTM beef Mexico has followed U.S. lead in past and should open to live cattle and OTM beef in 2008 Access to Key Markets Japan:  Access to Key Markets Japan Japan is open top boneless beef from animals under twenty months of age This product has proven difficult to supply Japanese market demands high value cuts and is highly profitable Australia has captured a very large share of the Japanese market Negotiations continue to expand access but progress is slow Access to Key Markets South Korea:  Access to Key Markets South Korea South Korea continues to ban all beef from Canada South Korea was an important and profitable market before BSE Negotiations with Korea are very difficult U.S. has access for boneless UTM but it isn’t “real” Some indications U.S. will get all UTM in 2008 – Canada as well? Australia has captured a large share of the South Korean market Access to Key Markets Taiwan:  Access to Key Markets Taiwan Taiwan is open to boneless UTM from Canada Canada requested full access for all beef in September 2007 Taiwan has requested additional information and time to complete a risk assessment Taiwan expects the process to go more quickly than it did for boneless UTM Access to Key Markets China:  Access to Key Markets China China is closed to all cattle and beef products from Canada Canada continues to press for full access but China rejects this Negotiations are very slow and difficult China has a fast-growing middle class and has great potential as an export market Access to Key Markets Russia:  Access to Key Markets Russia Canada has access for live cattle and shipments have been made Canada has access for boneless UTM but Russia has approved only half of the plants Canada submitted Russia has not issued permits to allow meat shipments from Canada U.S. has access for all UTM Access to Key Markets Macau and Hong Kong:  Access to Key Markets Macau and Hong Kong Canada has access for all UTM and OTM beef in Macau Canada has access for boneless UTM in Hong Kong Macau and Hong Kong are markets of growing importance and in 2006 were Canada’s 3rd and 4th most valuable export markets Access to Key Markets Other markets:  Access to Key Markets Other markets Canada has access for all beef in Cuba, Barbados and Bermuda Canada has boneless UTM access in many countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America Canada has access to the EU for all beef but is limited to a quota for hormone-free beef However, this is a lucrative market that some producers may wish to pursue Access to Key Markets:  Access to Key Markets Regaining access to key Asian markets continues to be challenging Many countries are refusing to follow OIE guidelines in granting access Alberta government continues to press the Federal government to aggressively negotiate for restored access Access to Key Markets:  Access to Key Markets Alberta government is working with industry (CCA, ABP, CBEF) to restore market access Minister Groeneveld advocated for further market openings on his mission to Asia in October 2007 Minister Groeneveld advocated for increased access to Mexico during his meeting with Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S. in January 2008 Alberta government is closely monitoring R-CALF’s continuing legal challenges Work with Federal government and industry on legal submissions WTO Negotiations:  WTO Negotiations Negotiations for a new WTO agreement are ongoing Agriculture is focused on 3 areas: Agreement to eliminate export subsidies (by 2013?); world prices should increase Domestic support (agreement on substantial reductions) Market access (negotiations continue) WTO Negotiations:  WTO Negotiations An ambitious agreement has substantial potential for beef exports A recent study by the George Morris Centre concluded that if tariff reductions “on the table” were applied to beef, exports would grow by 174,000 tonnes and $994 million Alberta’s share would be $646 million WTO Negotiations:  WTO Negotiations Alberta continues to press the Federal government to negotiate for an ambitious deal at the WTO A growing middle class in developing countries, such as China, will lead to increased global demand for beef It is imperative that Alberta’s beef industry gains increased access to these growing markets

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