… Beijing’s move, citing fear of pathogens, comes after it blocked shipments of Canada’s most-valuable crop, canola, earlier this year…

 

 

Weekly World: China targets Canadian pork

 

The Weekly Times (Australia)

June 10, 2019

 

CHINESE customs authorities have increased inspections of Canadian pork imports amid a diplomatic crisis between the two nations.

 

Beijing’s move, citing fear of pathogens, comes after it blocked shipments of Canada’s most-valuable crop, canola, earlier this year.

 

“We have been saying for some time that there are heightened customs concerns with China and have recently been made aware of increased inspection on pork products,” Canadian Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said in a statement last week.

 

Beijing said the increased inspections were needed to deal with an outbreak of African swine fever in China, Mr Bibeau said, adding that the virus “has never been found in Canada”.

 

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