Pigmeat: China

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 16th September 2021.

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Photo of Dave Doogan Dave Doogan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Manufacturing)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she has taken with Cabinet colleagues to expedite a resumption of pork exports from UK pig processing plants, whose export licenses to China were voluntarily surrendered due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Ministers have raised this issue with their Chinese counterparts. The Department continues to press the Chinese authorities for a swift resolution and is working closely with affected UK pork processing plants.

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