China Opens Up To US Pork Exports After H1N1 Scare

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products after concerns over the H1N1 virus, or “swine flu,” brought hundreds of millions of dollars a year in pork exports to China to a virtual halt last year.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the agreement on Thursday, saying U.S. pork trade with China will resume immediately once officials in both countries finalize export documentation.

“This agreement is a win for...
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