France expands pork export market in China

15 new production sites have obtained export approval
calendar icon 23 May 2023
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On a recent trip to China, French President Emmanuel Macron worked to extend pork trade to the country. 

According to a press release from the French pork industry's trade association, INAPORC, China is the leading export market to third countries and represents 17% of exports. In 2022, France shipped 140,000 tonnes of pork to China for a turnover of 326 million euros.

The Head of State's visit enabled 15 additional French production sites to obtain the necessary approval to export their products to China. The production sites included four slaughterhouses and 11 charcuterie companies.

“ These approvals offer the possibility of recovering 10% of additional tonnage," said Thierry Meyer, president of INAPORC. "This opportunity is very important for the companies concerned, because it significantly increases the value of the slaughtered pigs."

The extension of exportable products to China represents a potential turnover of 35 million euros. 

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