China bans German pork imports after African Swine fever case



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China bans German pork imports after African Swine fever case

On Saturday, China’s customs agency alongside its Agriculture Ministry had told that the world’s second-largest economy had banned its pork imports from Germany after confirming its first case of African Swine fever, suggesting a massive blow to a slowing eurozone economy.

Besides, industry analysts were quoted saying followed by the announcement that the latest move from the Chinese Government would likely to flesh up the global prices of pork amid a sharply squeezing meat supply chain in China.

Notably, the China move came forth less than a couple of days before the Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend a meet with the European leaders including the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Chinese ban on German pork to step up demands from major suppliers

In factuality, latest ban on German pork was brought into light as the world’s top meat importer was facing off an unprecedented scale of pork shortage after its own epidemic of the deadly hog disease had wiped out nearly half of the nation’s pig hoards.

Aside from that, the ban on German pork which had supplied a seventh of entire Chinese pork imports this year, would highly likely to ramp up demands of meat from other major suppliers like of United States and Spain, while the recent Chinese move would also witness an upsurge in global pork prices.

Concomitantly, confirming the ban on German pork imports, a spokeswoman for the German Food and Agriculture Ministry was quoted saying shortly after the reveal of the Chinese move that the Ministry had been in talks with the Chinese Government in a bid to resolve the issue, while DVB, the German farmers’ association had urged the Government to implement a regional ban on German pork rather than a national-scale import ban.

Apart from the, voicing a sheer pessimism over the latest China move to incline a sweeping ban on German pork import, DVB President Joachim Rukwied was quoted saying late on Saturday that the Germany’s huge pork market in China used to involve the sales of huge volume of pigs’ ear, feet and tails, which had been barely eaten in the European countries, while concerns among the German farmers were rising on whether they would be able to sell off the aforementioned parts.