China lifts ban on some German beef imports

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Published Apr 18, 2024

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China has decided to lift its bans on certain German beef imports, specifically de-boned beef from calves under 30 months, starting April 16. This move, announced by the Chinese General Administration of Customs, comes after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's visit to Beijing, where he pushed for better market access. Alongside beef, China will also begin importing German apples and ease the process for pork imports. Scholz's visit, which included meetings with President Xi Jinping, was part of a broader effort to ensure Germany does not decouple economically from China.
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China has lifted mad cow disease-related bans on some German beef imports, informed Chinese customs authorities on Tuesday, after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pressed Chinese counterparts for better market access in a visit to Beijing. The easing applies to de-boned beef from calves under 30 months imported from Germany, China’s General Administration of Customs said in a Wechat post. The change takes effect from April 16, the date of the announcement. China also agreed to open its borders to beef and apple imports from Germany and facilitate pork imports, Scholz said on Tuesday. Scholz was speaking on the final day of his three-day ...
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