October 11, 2021


Canada and Vietnam agree to ASF zoning arrangement


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Vietnam Food Administration 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.


Following their evaluation of CFIA's zoning proposal, Vietnam has agreed that restrictions on the import of Canadian pork and pork products, valued at $59 million per year, would be limited to Primary Control Zones in the event of an ASF outbreak in Canada. This arrangement would serve to minimise trade impacts to the Canadian swine sector while protecting the swine populations in both countries.


Canada now has zoning arrangements established with the United States, the European Union and Singapore.


- Government of Canada