RUSSIA, Moscow. If China allows Russian pork into its market, Cherkizovo will be able to export pig's ears and trotters. Exotic as they may seem to many Russians, dishes from chicken feet, pig’s ears or trotters are a local speciality in China, Mexico and Egypt.
Today, China is the undisputed leader in importing meat by-products, with 1.2 mt of poultry, pork, and beef by-products brought into its territory last year according to customs statistics (excluding stomachs, sets of intestines and a bladder). Mexico and Egypt rank second and third, with 0.5 mt and 0.25 mt of imported by-products, respectively.