The Finnish meat industry is authorized to export pork to China, the country’s Agriculture Ministry confirmed on Friday [16 January 2015]. Atria and HKScan, two Finnish companies, have gained permits to export pork to China, according to local media reports. Finnish Agriculture Minister Petteri Orpo said the meat exports to China may, in the long term, offset the losses caused by import restrictions levied by Russia…Full Article: Xinhua Jan 2015

Key Point

  • During the summer of 2014, Chinese officials visited Finland to inspect its abattoirs and meat processing facilities

ChinaAg Comments

  • In terms of dairy and meat exports, Finland primarily supplies whey (i.e. watery remainder of milk after the formation of curds) to mainland China. From 2010 to 2013, Finnish exports of whey (HS 0404) increased from 14,366 MTs to 17,501 MTs or from US$22.8 million to US$47.7 million. Finland also exports modest amounts of concentrated milk (e.g. milk powder) to mainland China.
  • Finland has exported pork, chicken meat, and offal to Hong Kong in the past (<1,000 MTs each annually).

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