China set to receive first shipment of chilled pork from Argentina in move to offset African swine fever

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Argentina has sent its first shipment of chilled pork to China, the government of the South American farming powerhouse said on Wednesday, as China’s pork imports rise due to a devastating outbreak of African swine fever at home.The shipment included 26 tonnes of pork cuts, according to a statement from the Agriculture Ministry in Buenos Aires.“This step further consolidates our livestock sector on the world market,” the statement said.Argentina announced it had clinched a deal in April to…

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