The NA pork industry: Political football of the year

An arrest-detainment, shipment suspensions, forged documents and more round out this year’s China-related challenges – but exports from the USA to China are now strong and Canada is hopeful about exporting to China soon.

It’s been a year of serious disturbances for North American pork exports, as fallout continues from the trade wars between the USA and China, Canada and Mexico – and in Canada, from the arrest (and extradition to the USA) of an executive of China-based Huawei Technologies. However, exports from both countries to various markets remain strong.
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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.