Paraguay to export beef to Canada

The President of the Republic of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, announced on his social networks that "Canada opens its market to Paraguayan beef, as of September 2023".. This date is approximately the time it will take for the approval of sanitary certificates, which is the only protocol procedure that remains to initiate the actual export.

Approval of health certificates

In a press release issued by the SENACSAthe National Animal Health and Quality Service of the United States. Paraguayit is indicated that: "the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (ACIA, according to its French acronym) has issued a final report on the initial 2022 on-site audit of Paraguay's beef inspection system and animal health controls..." In this regard, the document adds: "henceforth, a stage of technical information exchange will be carried out to consolidate the recommendations to be published on the CFIA portal, at the end of September of this year"..

The President of SENACSA, Dr. José Carlos MartinIn interviews with the Paraguayan media, he said that the approval of sanitary certificates takes three to four months, so it is estimated that the official opening of the Canadian market will take place between September and October.

Beef market

For its part, the Rural Association of Paraguay (ARP) indicated that this was an important step forward with a view to exporting to other countries such as the United States and Mexico. In this regard, they indicated that negotiations have not yet begun to determine the prices and volumes to be shipped.

The most relevant aspect of this approval is the demonstration that Paraguay's animal health controls meet the quality standards of a market as demanding and rigorous as the Canadian market.

Brigitt Briceño
Brigitt Briceño
Journalist. Degree in Social Communication. Community Manager with certification in Effective Digital Media Management.

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