RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China has lifted trade bans on three Brazilian meat plants, meatpackers JBS SA and Aurora Alimentos said on Wednesday, January 20th, as the East Asian country relies on imports while it works to restore hog herds decimated by African swine fever.
The world's largest meatpacker JBS SA said China ended restrictions on one of its pork and one of its chicken processing facilities in southern Rio Grande do Sul state, after they were banned months ago over coronavirus concerns.
A pork plant operated by smaller rival Aurora in neighboring Santa Catarina state may also resume . . .