Pigs import to Ukraine from EU banned due ASFV spread

Ukraine has banned the import of pigs from the EU due to the spread of African swine fever (ASFV) in Member States, the Ivano-Frankivsk department of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection (SSUFSCP) reports on Facebook.

African Swine Fever (ASFV)
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Under the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) information, ASFV cases have been reported in the European Union, including in the Slovak Republic, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Hungary.

In accordance with the requirements of current national and international legislation and in order to prevent the spread of the ASFV pathogen in Ukraine, the orders of the Chief State Veterinary Inspector of Ukraine ban imports into Ukraine of the following goods from the above-mentioned countries:

animals belonging to pig family (Suidae), peccaries (Tayassuidae) and tapirs (Tapiridae), genetic material and products from it (excl. products processed in accordance with the Requirements on import into the customs territory of Ukraine of live animals and their reproductive material, food products of animal origin, fodder, hay, straw, as well as by-products of animal origin and products of their processing approved by the Order No. 553 of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of 16 November 2018).

As a reminder, Bulgaria was to slaughter 24 thou. pigs in ASFV outbreak in early 2020.

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