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Europe's ractopamine ban means it will still enjoy strong pork exports to China in 2017

Europe’s China-bound pork exports set to fall

By Oscar Rousseau

Analysts warn Europe’s share of lucrative pork exports to China will fall as competition from the Americas - driven by Canada's drug-free pig herd - puts pressure on EU trade.

Atria's CEO was not able to confirm the economic impact of the Chinese deal

Atria hails ‘huge opportunity’ with China

By Oscar Rousseau

Finnish meat processor Atria has unlocked China’s pork market and hopes to export pig meat to one of the world’s most coveted, cash-rich markets by 2017.

Iraq has been earmarked as an area of export growth

China aids exports to Iraq

By Mark Godfrey

One of America’s biggest poultry firms has secured exports to Iraq – thanks to help from China. 

Russian sausage exports could help processors who have endured years of falling profits

Russia eyes sausage trade with China and Japan

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is looking to export sausages and processed meat products to Japan, South Korea and China, according to the Meat Processors Association of the Far East. 

The money that can be made in China is likely to create pork export arms race

China’s pork imports will hit record highs

By Oscar Rousseau

Imports of pig meat to China will boom by a third as the government shuts down unsuitable farms and the sow herd shrinks to an historic low, analysts have claimed.

Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand all boosted exports of beef to China in 2015

Beef imports rise as China’s growth cools

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.

Shipping city of Primorsky Krai is seen as a promising area for investment

Russia creates pork hub to target China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Two Russian companies plan to create a pig breeding cluster in the far east of the country within the next five years, designed to have a capacity for 1.2 million head of pigs, with an investment of RUB72 billion (US$954m). 

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