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Pigmeat: China

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 40357, tabled on 13 June 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the British delegation to the G20 agriculture ministers' meeting held on 3 June 2016 in China raised with its Chinese counterparts the matter of the continued delay to the implementation of the protocol allowing pig trotters to be exported from the UK to China.

Answered on

27 June 2016

The importance of reaching agreement for the export of UK pigs’ trotters to China has been raised at the highest levels. The UK Agriculture, Food and Drink Counsellor, based in Beijing, continues to meet with the Chinese authorities to raise the importance of this agreement and press for expeditious consideration of the UK application to allow exports of UK pigs’ trotters to commence as soon as possible.

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