The outbreak of African swine fever in two eastern German states has caused a dramatic drop in pork exports to Asia. Some pig farmers are barely able to make ends meet.
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Just days after a boar with African swine fever was found in Germany, the country's pork producers have been cut off from key Asian markets. Japan joined China, South Korea and Singapore in halting German pork imports.
China has joined South Korea in stopping the import of German pork after a case of African swine fever was uncovered in a wild boar. Local producers have lost their biggest export market outside the EU.
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