China, the global leader in pork consumption, will resume pork imports from 14 U.S.A plants and warehouses, after banning the imports due to the use of a prohibited feed additive.
“China’s decision will ‘mean a significant boost in sales for American pork producers,’ the USDA said. The agency touted ‘China’s recognition of strong regulatory controls and the high quality of U.S. pork.'” The USDA hasn’t confirmed a date as to when China’s pork imports will resume.
Last year, U.S. pork exports to China totaled more than $474 million, according to the USDA.