China lifts import ban on German pork
On January 15, China officially announced the lifting
of the ban on German pork
Parliamentary State Secretary, Dr Gerd MÃ¼ller, commented that this action
represents China's trust in Germany as a reliable trading partner.
For a number of years, on account of an outbreak of classical swine fever in
Germany, China restricted German pork imports despite several attempts on behalf
of the German Agricultural Ministry to ease the situation.
Following the signing of a bilateral agreement in December last year, the
Chinese Veterinary Authorities paved the way for cooperation with Germany.
MÃ¼ller emphasised that the speedy opening of the export market for German
pork is of utmost importance for both sides. He expects the first dispatch of
pork to China in the coming few months.
"We are looking forward to meeting the Chinese delegation at the
International Green Week Fair in Berlin and will use the opportunity to advance
our relations with China", concluded MÃ¼ller.
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