… including approval for 20 French companies to export poultry, beef and pork to China… 



China and France sign deals worth $15 billion during Macron's visit


Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Additional reporting by Aizhu Chen in Singapore; Writing by Dominique Patton; Editing by Robert Birsel and Gareth Jones, Reuters

November 6, 2019


BEIJING (Reuters) - China and France signed contracts totaling $15 billion during a visit by President Emmanuel Macron, a Chinese government official told a news briefing on Wednesday.


Deals were struck in the fields of aeronautics, energy and agriculture, including approval for 20 French companies to export poultry, beef and pork to China.


They also agreed to expand a protocol for poultry exports reached this year to include duck and geese as well as foie gras, and to work on a protocol allowing France to export pig semen to China, said a statement from Macron’s office.


Macron arrived in China on Monday and was due to leave later on Wednesday...






China Is Throwing the Doors Open to Meat Imports Amid Swine Fever Crisis


·         Country lifted an import ban on Canadian pork and beef Tuesday

·         On Monday, the Asian nation cleared imports of Brazilian offal


By Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg 

November 5, 2019


China has been boosting meat imports to offset losses of pork from a raging fever that’s killing its domestic hogs. So far this week, the country is signaling it still wants more.


On Tuesday, China lifted a ban on Canadian pork and beef that was imposed in June. A day earlier, it approved imports of Brazilian offal, which includes byproducts like organs, potentially a $2 billion annual market. Meat giants like JBS SA and BRF SA can start shipments immediately. Last month, China also signaled it could lift a ban on U.S. poultry exports.


China’s imports of protein like beef and chicken have been soaring. African swine fever may more than halve the country’s hog herd by the start of next year, and domestic retail prices are surging, indicating that shortages have begun....


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