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China Bans German Pork Imports Over Swine Fever Case

  • Ban affects both direct and indirect purchases from Germany
  • China to destroy or return all shipments of German pork

China has halted imports of pork from Germany and will destroy existing supplies on concern about a pig-killing disease.

Germany, which counts on China for almost two-thirds of its pork exports outside of the European Union, confirmed a case of African swine fever this week. That caused South Korea and Japan to suspend purchases, and Taiwan to begin inspecting the luggage of passengers from the European nation.

The ban, effective from Sept. 11, applied to both direct and indirect purchases of hog, boar and related products from Germany, according to a statement from China’s General Administration of Customs dated Friday. The nation will destroy or return all the German pork shipments that started after Sept. 11 and strengthen quarantine over deliveries that began before the date, the customs agency said.

Germany's Pork Markets

China accounted for nearly two-thirds of exports in the first half of 2020


Read More Here:  Bloomberg 

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