Employees process meat along a production line at a factory of Shuanghui (Shineway) Group in Luohe, Henan province, on June 17, 2013. Photo: Reuters

The world’s largest pork producer WH Group, between the US and China, finds diversity its best solution out of the trade war

  • WH Group will import more meat from Europe and South America to satisfy China’s demand in the largest pork-consuming nation while domestic hog herds had been culled by an outbreak of the African swine fever
  • It will also broaden Smithfield’s export markets to get around China’s tit-for-tat tariffs on American pork
Topic |   Smithfield Foods

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Employees process meat along a production line at a factory of Shuanghui (Shineway) Group in Luohe, Henan province, on June 17, 2013. Photo: Reuters
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.