Costa Rica reopens ports to Canadian beef after 2003 closure amid BSE scare
A relatively small buyer in Central America is Canada's latest win in efforts to reopen international borders and ports to Canadian beef.
Costa Rica, which shut the door on a quarter-million-dollar market for Canadian beef in 2003 following confirmation of Canada's first domestic case of BSE, will now allow full, unrestricted access.
The value of Canada's pre-BSE beef exports to Costa Rica in 2002 totalled $235,000.
Original source: Alberta Farm Express