Tokyo eases rules on livestock product imports  

The Canadian Inquirer reported on July 10 that Ottawa and Tokyo have expanded on the Canada–Japan Organic Equivalency Arrangement, effective July 26. Canadian certified organic livestock products and processed food products that contain livestock ingredients will be eligible for export to Japan, and the costs of industry certification and administrative processes will be reduced. The expanded agreement, which recognizes that bilateral organic livestock standards are equivalent, promises greater market opportunities for Canadian organic livestock producers and processors.

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