Spain-China pork deal ‘opens new opportunities’


By Aidan Fortune, GlobalMeatNews



The Spanish meat industry has welcomed an agreement between Spain and China to allow the export of pork products.


The deal, signed earlier this week by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, opens the Chinese market to fresh meat and sausages derived from Spanish pork, among them ham cured on the bone.


Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca (Interporc) director Alberto Herranz welcomed the agreement. He described it as the result of “important work done for years by the Spanish Government and the pig sector, which highlights the excellent relations between the two countries and the work done by the sector in matters of quality improvement”​.


“It opens new opportunities for the national pig sector in the Asian country, in which the 'Spain brand' already enjoys wide recognition thanks to the safety, quality and variety of our products,” ​he added.


Previously, Spain could only export...