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Trade war

China cancels big US pork orders after tariff hike

3,200-ton reversal is largest in a year and a blow to American farmers

Pork for sale is seen at a market in Beijing. The U.S. farm sector has been among the hardest hit by the U.S.-China trade war.   © Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) -- The same week U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tons of U.S. pork -- the biggest cancellation in more than a year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data released on Thursday.

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