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China shuns meat from two US locations after banned feed additive found - The Loadstar

China shuns meat from two US locations after banned feed additive found - The Loadstar
A ban on US meat exports out of two locations has disrupted shipments to China and forced US exporters to find alternative routings.

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Demand for air freight is on the rise, but this is putting pressure on capacity, according to a report by Transport Intelligence (Ti). The ban on US meat exports from two locations has disrupted shipments to China, leading US exporters to seek alternative routings. The ban has raised concerns about political undertones, as Chinese authorities imposed the ban due to traces of ractopamine, a feed additive banned in over 150 countries. This has led to disruptions in the exports of beef, pork, and poultry, driving up costs for US meat exporters. Cool Port Oakland, a key transfer point for meat exports, has been affected by the ban, as well as the Swift Beef facility in Greeley, Colorado. The ban has raised suspicions of political motivations, as China recently reinstated Australian meat export processors amid thawing diplomatic relations. The situation has led to concerns about the future of meat traffic from the US to China.

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