China accepts Argentinean “covid free” guarantee

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5 Argentinean processors, that had voluntarily suspended their exports to China, are back in business and trading with China.

The 5 slaughterhouses had cases of covid-19 among employees recently, but are now free of the disease. The additional guarantee was recognised officially by the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) and matches to Beijing’s efforts to prevent reintroduction of the new coronavirus into its territory from food imports.

The alleged detection of covid-19 traces in frozen chicken wings from Brazil increased the stringency of municipal authorities in Guangdong province. As Brazilian newspaper Valor reported, Beijing and BrasĂ­lia are negotiating a protocol to increase security to face covid-19 in Brazilian slaughterhouses that are qualified to export to the Chinese market.


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