Besides the aids accorded in the context of the coronavirus crisis, there are, however, no other aids envisaged for the time being.

In his answer to a parliamentary question by MP Jeff Engelen from the Alternative Democratic Reform Party (adr), Minister of Agriculture Romain Schneider stated that during the last Council meeting of the EU ministers of agriculture, Luxembourg called on the European Commission to support the sector of pig farmers.

Besides the aids accorded in the context of the coronavirus crisis, there are no other aids envisaged for the time being. However, from 2023, measures will be taken to support local businesses to transition to a more sustainable and animal-friendly production, according to Schneider.

In 2020, around 5,700 tonnes of pork were exported, a slight increase compared to 2019. Import of pork also increased by about 1,000 to 16,047 tonnes in 2020. 100% of exports occurred within the EU, as well as over 96% of imports.