A group of pigs from Cher Pork Farms in Iowa in August. Photo: Reuters

Canadian pork exports to China soar thanks to swine flu fears and Beijing’s tariffs on US hogs

  • Canada importing pork from US and shipping its own produce to China, which has turned to overseas markets because of deadly pig disease
  • China received 33,456 tonnes of Canadian pork in March, compared with 18,628 tonnes a year earlier
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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A group of pigs from Cher Pork Farms in Iowa in August. Photo: Reuters
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Beef and pork stalls out of stock at Hong Kong’s Kowloon City Market on 15 May 2019 as they have been out of supplies due to African swine fever case. Hong Kong gets most of its food supplies from mainland China. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong

China scrapped import shipment of American pork in the biggest cancellation in more than a year as US-China trade war escalated

  • Prior to the trade war, China and Hong Kong combined were the second largest export market for US pork
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Beef and pork stalls out of stock at Hong Kong’s Kowloon City Market on 15 May 2019 as they have been out of supplies due to African swine fever case. Hong Kong gets most of its food supplies from mainland China. Photo: SCMP / Felix Wong
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