Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I think it's important to note, as Mr. Verheul said, that there were illegal, illegitimate certificates being used that were not from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and were not relative to Canadian product. Over a period of four months, we provided an exhaustive amount of information to the Chinese to make sure they had complete confidence again in the Canadian system. On November 5 they removed all of the barriers.
Just for context, I think it is important to recognize, as I think people are aware, that China is also working with the African swine fever that has devastated their pork industry there. So there is a huge demand. Clearly, Canadian product is of very good quality and has a very good reputation. They normalized the trade as of November. I can say that since that time, the exports of pork have gone up significantly. It's a very healthy trade.