The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is pleased with the federal government's recent trade agreement with Hong Kong.

Under the agreement, most bone-in beef products from cattle under thirty months of age will be allowed in. After meeting all requirements over an intital four-month phase-in period, the market access with other products will be expanded.

It's expected that a recent trade agreement with Hong Kong could double Canadian beef volume there, which could set the framework for future negotiations.

Hong Kong has become Canada's third largest beef market behind the U.S.A. and Mexico.