The South China Morning Post is reporting that Chinese inspections of U.S. pork shipments are being increased, creating the latest in a series of slowdown at Chinese ports.

Luis Chein, a director at WH Group, China’s top importer of US pork, told Reuters port officials were opening and inspecting every cargo that arrived. That compared with inspections carried out only “randomly” in the past, he said, significantly lengthening the time products stayed at the port. U.S. pork is staying at Chinese ports for up to two weeks instead of the typical few days.

Trade tensions between the United States and China have increased since President Trump threatened tariffs on up to $150 billion of Chinese goods due to alleged misappropriation of technology.

Source: South China Morning Post