The U.K. agreed to ship pork to China, the world’s biggest consumer of the meat, during Agriculture Minister Jim Paice’s trade mission there, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said.
The deal, primarily to export offal, feet and other animal parts, is worth 50 million pounds ($78.9 million), Defra said today in a statement on its website. Tulip, the U.K.’s biggest pork producer, is ready to send the first shipment, the government said.
The British pig industry estimates that its pork trade with China will soon be worth more than 50 million pounds a year, according to the statement.
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