China Ramps Up Checks On US Pork Imports In Potentially Costly Slowdown
China has ramped up inspections of pork shipped from the United States, importers and industry sources said – the latest American product to be hit by a potentially costly slowdown at Chinese ports in the past couple of weeks.
Some trade experts said that they believe that Beijing is sending a defiant warning to Washington in response to sweeping US trade demands made on China last week.
The stepped-up checks have even hit China's WH Group Ltd, the world's largest pork company and owner of Smithfield Foods in the US, amid increasing scrutiny of other US farm goods, including fruit and logs.
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