Chinese customs have caught 33 suspects who smuggled beef from the US worth about 200 million yuan ($32.6 million), they announced Sunday [15 February 2015]. The suspects allegedly smuggled 6,000 tons of beef, using false agreements and invoices to cheat customs clearance, according to the customs of the coastal city of Dalian in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province…Full Article: The Global Times Feb 2015
- Anti-smuggling authorities based in Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou participated the nationwide crackdown.
- Brazil has been to the top supplier of beef to the China, but the U.S. has emerged as a solid secondary supplier. However, nearly all imports of U.S. beef enter through Hong Kong or Macao due to an import ban by mainland China. Other noteworthy Chinese beef suppliers include Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina, and Canada.