Analysis of Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Barriers to Domestic Red Meat Trade in Canada
Canada has two systems of meat inspection, consistent with agriculture as a matter of joint jurisdiction of provincial and federal governments. The two regulatory systems create distinct processing plant segments, and geographic fragmentation in meat marketing and trade across the country.
However, FPT governments agree that competitiveness is key to promoting recovery, resilience, and growth of the sector. There is a need to identify both regulatory and non-regulatory barriers to the interprovincial trade of meat.