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Industry group expects German pork exports to China, Japan to stop due to African swine fever case

HAMBURG, Sept 10 (Reuters) - German pork exports to markets including China and Japan are likely to come to a halt following confirmation of a case of African swine fever in a wild boar in Germany on Thursday, German meat industry association VDF said.

South Korea already announced that it was halting imports of German pork following the discovery of a case of African swine fever in a wild boar, not a farm animal, in eastern Germany.

“The infected wild boar will have a direct impact on (German pigmeat) exports to third countries,” VDF said in a statement. “It is to be expected that in the short term third country deliveries from Germany to markets like China, Japan and Korea will come to a complete stop.” (Reporting by Michael Hogan, editing by Susan Fenton)