Belarus has imposed temporary restrictions on pork imports from Liaoning Province, China, after an outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) virus has taken place in this region.
The information was posted on the website of the Department of Veterinary and Food Control of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus, as reported by BelTA.
Chinese authorities from Liaoning Province announced that so far 8,116 pigs have been culled in the farms situated near the zone where the ASF outbreak was detected at the end of last week.
The authorities from Belarus have canceled all previously issued permits for the import of pork and pork products from Liaoning Province.
In this regard, Belarus bans the imports of live pigs, zoo and circus animals that are susceptible of catching the disease, pork (inclugind wild boar meat) and other pork products, as well as raw materials and hunting trophies.