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China to resume imports of US port

China to resume imports of US port

Chinese officials said Thursday that Beijing will lift a ban on imports of U.S. pork that was imposed last spring due to swine flu fears.
China's agriculture minister and commerce minister, speaking after a day of trade talks with U.S. officials, emphasized that the decision was based on scientific analysis.
"Since this is a new disease, it takes time to understand it," said China's agriculture minister, Sun Zhengcai.
"This decision was based on scientific analysis and assessment," he told reporters.
"It is my hope the U.S. side will follow the Chinese requirements to safely resume export of pork products to China," Sun said.
The ban has cost the U.S. hog industry millions of dollars every week. It had continued despite insistence by international health officials that pork is safe and the country's hogs are not to blame for the epidemic.


Updated : 2021-04-22 18:32 GMT+08:00