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Romania gets green light to export pork to China

BUCHAREST -- European Union member Romania, has gained approval to export frozen pork to the Chinese market, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

BUCHAREST -- European Union member Romania, has gained approval to export frozen pork to the Chinese market, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

"China's decision to import pork from Romania is a great achievement for our economy ... today we can talk about a concrete step towards durable develoopment of our farming sector," minister Daniel Constantin says in a statement.

He adds that Smithfield Romania SA, a unit of U.S. group Smithfield Foods Inc. has an official letter from Chinese authorities regarding approval for its registration in the Asian state.

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