China to lift ban on German pork imports
After two years of negotiations China has agreed to
lift an import ban on German pork, the German Agriculture Ministry has
German junior Agriculture Minister Gerd Mueller signed a veterinary
agreement with the Chinese government on Monday in Beijing which is expected to
open the door for German pork shipments to the country.
Germany has long
sought an end to the ban, which was put in place following past outbreaks of
swine fever. Germany continuously argued that its swine fever cases are no more
common than in other European countries.
German exports are expected to
resume following the creation of a veterinary certificate to be used for
shipments and inspections of German producers by China's authorities.Click here for
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