Bord Bia Welcomes Increased Market Access For Irish Cattle Exports To Algeria

By Dave Simpson
Bord Bia Welcomes Increased Market Access For Irish Cattle Exports To Algeria

Following meetings between the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and its Algerian counterpart during a trade mission to Algeria and Egypt, increased market access for live exports of Irish cattle has been agreed by the Algerian authorities as well as a health certificate for the export of cattle for slaughter from Ireland to Algeria.

In November of 2019, two health certificates for the export of cattle for breeding purposes and male cattle for further finishing were signed by the Algerian authorities. This third agreement opens the Algerian market for finished Irish cattle.

Paving The Way For Expanded Trade

Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy stated, "[This] agreement with the Algerian authorities paves the way for expanded trade in this potentially attractive market for Irish cattle exports. In anticipation of this agreement, Bord Bia has initiated contact with key Algerian buyers through a number of initiatives including, most recently, a buyer visit to Ireland in November 2019. These participants are now being immediately contacted to raise awareness of this positive trade development.

"Bord Bia will continue to support the opportunities for Irish cattle exporters in Algeria. This expanded access will provide new impetus to our three pronged strategy to develop opportunities in the market which focusses on building awareness of Ireland's high quality livestock, building market knowledge among Irish exporters and, most importantly, building trade relationships...Bord Bia will again be hosting Algerian livestock buyers in Ireland later this month."

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