Japan Lifts Restrictions on Chilean Pork Export

CHILE - Chilean pork has been allowed to be exported to Japan without restrictions starting Friday, the Agriculture Ministry said.
calendar icon 20 April 2009
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"This measure reveals the professionalism reached by the services of this ministry, and it is about to reach Chile's goal of becoming a food power," Agriculture Minister Marigen Hornkohl said.

Japan imposed a ban on the import of pork from 18 places in Chile after detecting dioxin in the pork last year. Thanks to the measures taken by the Agriculture Live Stock Service, it is verified that these places are not polluted anymore.

The Association of Pork Producers of Chile has proposed to improve the image of Chilean pork in Japan through the trade mark "ChilePork" as part of its international exporting strategy.

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