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Virus halts Panama beef exports to China

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Panama’s beef exports which were helping to re-energize the agricultural industry and reached $10 million in six months last year have been halted by the coronavirus.

The Chinese authorities issued an alert and paralyzed the meat shipments, thus disrupting the sale and slaughter of cattle in the country. Panama has enabled, since last year, two plants to export beef to the Asian giant, Newsroom Panama reports.