China, South Korea and the Philippines have put beef import bans in place, barring Canadian beef from entering their countries.

The move comes after a single case of Atypical BSE was found on an Alberta ranch back in December.

Foothills MP and federal Conservative ag critic John Barlow said when the discovery of the single case was announced, it shows the world Canada's surveillance system works.

China represents about five per cent of Canada’s $400-billion export market.

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