SA’s wool industry is on tenterhooks as exporters seek clarity on a Chinese ban on imports of the fibre following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease earlier this year in the world’s second-biggest producer.

At issue is whether China has fully reversed rules governing shipments of cloven-hoofed animal products, even though SA’s agriculture department declared the country free of the highly contagious disease in April, according to Deon Saayman, the GM for industry body Cape Wools SA...

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