Canadian Beef Import Levy Introduced


A new import levy will generate funds to boost research and marker development for Canada’s beef industry.

Currently, a fee of $1 per head of cattle for beef marketed in Canada will now also be applied to importers. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Canada beef Chair Chuck MacLean made the announcement Tuesday at O’Brien Farms in Winchester, Ont.

"This new levy will provide a stable funding source for research, market development and promotion activities on domestic and imported beef and beef products, “said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

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