August 31, 2010


Denmark and China sign new pork agreement



The Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Henrik Høegh, and China's Vice Minister Pu Changcheng, has signed signed an agreement, which clears the way for trade with highly-processed pork products.


Both ministers met on Monday (Aug 30) with to discuss food safety and Danish-Chinese trade with pork, among other things.


They discussed the possibility of a greater opening of the Chinese market to foreign pork. Pork is one of Denmark's biggest exports and an agreement will increase Danish export opportunities to China.


Furthermore, the Danish, Chinese and Finnish Ministers opened a conference in Shanghai focusing on food safety.


"For a long time, Denmark has successfully delivered pork products, which are sought after in the Chinese market. Now, it appears that an opening of the Chinese market will make way for even more slaughterhouses, selling their products to the Chinese market," said Høegh.

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