The United Kingdom is seeking entry into the Chinese pork market, with the latest example being a deal to export pig semen, inked during the British Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent visit to China. According to the UK’s Financial Times, British farmers will soon be allowed to export pig semen to their Chinese counterparts, which along with the exports of live pigs, is expected to bring in £45 million (US$74 million) in annual sales…Full article: WantChinaTimes Dec 2013

Key point

  • In addition to exporting British pig semen for the use in animal husbandry, the deal may also promote the exportation of animal tails and hooves

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