Belarus has cancelled all previously issued permits to import pork from three regions in China because of African swine disease outbreaks.
The Department of Veterinary and Food Supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus has imposed restrictions on the import of pork from Guangxi Zhuang, Yunnan and Shandong provinces of China due to African swine fever.
The decision was based on a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as reported by BelTA.
As of March 1, the Chinese provinces will no longer be allowed to export to Belarus live pigs, pork (including wild boar meat) and other raw materials derived from pigs.
The authorities from Belarus also informed about the need to take additional control measures to ensure the biological protection of large pig-breeding complexes, pig-breedig farms and farms of all forms of ownership.