China’s pig population in April is down by 20 per cent – or around 100 million pigs – from a year earlier. Photo: AFP

Will the trade war mean US pig farmers miss out on their ‘single greatest sales opportunity’ in China?

  • China’s pig population is down by 20 per cent due to African swine fever, with predictions that it will need to import 41 per cent more pork to meet demand
  • But the tariff battle between Beijing and Washington is leaving American farmers on the outside as European producers like Spain and Germany take advantage
Topic |   China economy

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China’s pig population in April is down by 20 per cent – or around 100 million pigs – from a year earlier. Photo: AFP
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China’s blocking of Canadian pork follows speculation that it has been retaliating against Canada for its arrest of Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Photo: AP

China halts pork imports from third Canadian firm as dispute deepens

  • Frigo Royal shipment contains a feed additive banned in China, customs agency says
  • Imports from Olymel and Drummond Export were blocked in April
Topic |   China food safety

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China’s blocking of Canadian pork follows speculation that it has been retaliating against Canada for its arrest of Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou. Photo: AP
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