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Costa Rica reopens ports to Canadian beef after 2003 closure amid BSE scare

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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