Belarus temporarily bans pork imports from Volyn and Vinnytsia regions

Belarus temporarily bans pork imports from Volyn and Vinnytsia regions

On September 1, 2016, Belarus has temporarily banned pork imports from Volyn Region and Vinnytsia Region due to African swine fever (ASF).

The Veterinary and Food Control Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus has stated this on its website, BELTA news agency reports.

According to the data from the World Organization for Animal Health, Ukraine keeps recording new outbreaks of ASF in Volyn Region and Vinnytsia Region.

“In view of this, the Veterinary and Food Control Department introduced temporary restrictions for import deliveries of live pigs, pork meat and derived products from the aforementioned regions. All previously issued permits for exports from the said regions to Belarus were revoked,” the report states.

A reminder that similar bans have already been imposed by Belarus on pork imports from Kirovohrad Region and Khmelnytskyi Region in 2016.


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