German pork processing firm's export to China suspended due to virus cluster

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/6/18 18:22:39

Staff members prepare pork at a supermarket in Nanchang, east China's Jiangxi Province, Dec. 22, 2019. Local authorities has released on Sunday more frozen pork reserves to ensure market supply for the upcoming holidays and to keep the pork price stable. The price is 43.2 yuan (about 6.2 U.S. dollars) per kg. (Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)

A German company's pork exports to China have been suspended from Wednesday as a cluster of coronavirus infections was confirmed at the Germany-registered company, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced on Thursday.

In accordance with the bilateral cooperation agreement between China and Germany, German authorities notified the GAC that a pig slaughtering enterprise registered in Germany had reported coronavirus cluster infections.

All products from the enterprise, whose customs code is DE NW-ES 202 EG, which arrived at or will soon arrive at Chinese ports, will be confiscated by the customs, according to GAC.

Product exports to China from a related cutting and cold storage enterprise, DE EZ 917 EG, were also suspended from Wednesday.

According to Chinese customs records, the German enterprises were also suspended from exporting pork products to China in 2017, and were allowed to resume exports seven months later when they met China's requirements.


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