March 28, 2016
Canada's ministers for Agriculture and for International Trade announced that Mexico has reopened its border to Canadian fresh poultry meat, including chicken, turkey and, most significant in terms of historical trade, duck meat.
Mexico had closed its borders to these Canadian products in 2004 following an outbreak of Avian Influenza.
Canadian industry estimates that restored access to the Mexican market for fresh duck meat and other high-quality, fresh poultry meat will be worth approximately $3 million annually.
While Mexico still maintains limited Avian Influenza restrictions, the Government of Canada said it is working with Mexican authorities to remove these as quickly as possible.