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South-Africa opens door to German pork

South-African authorities have announced an agreement enabling the import of German pork.

German state secretary for agriculture, Gerd Müller, and his South-African counterpart, Lulama Xingwama, have signed a contract in Pretoria.

Müller predicts demand for German pork to increase dramatically in 2010 for the World Cup football championships to be held in South-Africa.

Currently, pork consumption amounts to 160,000 tonnes in South-Africa, of which around 20,000 tonnes is imported.

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