NZ frozen meat arrives in China
The first shipment of frozen meat imported from New Zealand has arrived in Zhengzhou, Henan province. The shipment, 13 metric tons of nine different types of meat, departed from Tauranga Port on Aug 8. Zhengzhou is home to China’s first inland port for imported meat. The port follows a seven-day-24-hour working system, which slashes inspection time to seven to 10 days from 30 days in coastal ports. The Chinese government reached an agreement with New Zealand in March on importing frozen meat. The shipment was the first imported by an inland port.