Last week, China (China) announced a ban on the import of pork and pig products from Germany after the first case of African Swine Fever in a wild boar in Brandenburg. The ban was announced by China’s Customs Agency and its Ministry of Agriculture on Saturday. Also read
ASF confirmed in a wild pig in Germany
China bans German pork
China is already struggling with meat shortage
Beijing: China (China) has announced a ban on the import of pork and pig products from Germany after the first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a wild boar in Brandenburg last week.
The ban was announced by China’s Customs Agency and its Ministry of Agriculture on Saturday.
The move to import imports from the third largest supplier of pork in China has come when the Asian country is already grappling with an unprecedented shortage of meat due to the corona virus epidemic.
However, German farmers had urged China not to impose a nationwide ban on pork imports.
South Korea is the largest non-European Union buyer of German pork after China. He too immediately banned the import of German pork as soon as a case of ASF in a dead wild boar surfaced on Thursday.
Please tell that Germany is the largest pork producing country in Europe. Last year, it sold $ 1.2 billion of German Pigmeat to China.
On the other hand, the German government is only pushing to ban pork imports from those areas which have been affected by the ASF and not the entire German pork.
Let us know that in recent months many cases have been confirmed in the wild boars of western Poland, while only one case has been reported about 10 km from the German border. Apart from this, cases of African swine fever have also been confirmed in about 10 other European countries.
Significantly, the ASF is not fatal to humans but to pigs and its spread is a big setback for China.