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Canada Authorises Colombian Dairy Imports

15 October 2015

CANADA - After five years of efforts from Colombia, Canada's Food Inspection Agency has authorised the import of Colombian milk products.

"We are very happy to announce that Colombia has been recognised by the CFIA to have a veterinary infrastructure equivalent to the one in Canada.

"A positive result of the veterinary infrastructure is that Colombia will be able to export milk and milk products to Canada, as each shipment is accompanied by an animal health certification complying with the requirements of Canadian imports," said the representative of ProColombia, the agency that promotes Colombian exports, Luis Humberto Martinez Lacouture.

The next step is to agree the animal health safety and sanitary requirements to be met by each shipment of milk and milk products to Canada.

These include issues such as health programs for control and eradication of diseases, animal traceability, epidemiological surveillance, border control and diagnosis in primary production.

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