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China bans pork imports from Germany

Germany reportedly halted issuing veterinary export certificates to all countries except EU.

China’s Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs has announced a ban on imports of pork as well as live pigs from Germany after African swine fever (ASF) was discovered in a wild boar last week. Markets rallied ahead of China’s decision, as South Korea, Taiwan and Japan made similar announcements just after Germany's ASF announcement. Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina and Singapore have additionally announced bans.

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