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China May Allow More Meat Imports to Fill Gap Left by Pig Fever

  • India, U.K., Mongolia restrictions may be lifted: Association
  • Russia may be permitted to export pork after chicken cleared
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Beijing is preparing to allow more sources of imported meat in an effort to overcome potential pork shortages as African swine fever curbs domestic hog herds, according to the China Meat Association.

China may lift restrictions on buffalo meat imports from India as well as live cows and sheep from Mongolia and pork from Russia, Gao Guan, the vice president of the association, said Monday in Beijing. China is also looking to expedite the resumption of U.K. beef imports to this year after agreeing to lift a ban in 2018, he said. Shipments had been expected to resume in 2020.