June 28, 2021
Canada-Singapore agreement permits trade of swine products from ASF-free zones
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Singapore Food Agency have agreed to an African swine fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for the safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in Canada in the event of an ASF outbreak.
Through Singapore's agreement to a regionalisation arrangement with Canada, restrictions on the import of Canadian pork and pork products into Singapore — valued at C$10 million (US$8.1 million) per year — would only be limited to the areas within Primary Control Zones, if a case of ASF happens in Canada. This arrangement would serve to minimise trade impacts to the Canadian swine sector.
Singapore is the 16th biggest destination for Canadian pork. Canada had exported 3,327 tonnes of pork to Singapore in 2020.
- Government of Canada