Key Topic – Canadian Pork Access to Russia
Canadian pork’s lack of access to Russia has had some impact on Mexico and other key ham markets. Canada’s price competitiveness has also been enhanced by a weak Canadian dollar. Russia’s embargo (related to the conflict in Ukraine) on most food products from Canada, the United States, the EU, Australia and Norway has been extended through June 2017 and expanded to include imports from Ukraine. At the time the embargo was imposed, Russia was the third-largest destination for Canadian pork exports.