VOV.VN - Vietnam will temporarily stop importing pork and pork-based products from Hungary and Poland as from September 20 for growing concern about the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak detected in the two countries.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent written documents to the Embassies of Hungary and Poland in Vietnam on the temporary ban which will be valid from September 20 until these countries announce the ending of the epidemic according to World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) regulations.
However, according to the documents, shipments of pork and pork-based products from Poland and Hungary before September 20 are still allowed to enter Vietnam.
Nguyen Xuan Duong, acting director of the Livestock Production Department, said Vietnam imports only a small volume of pork from these two countries.
The OIE reported African swine fever has hit the two Hungarian provinces of Heves and Szaboles-Szatmar-Berge and the five Polish provinces of Warminsko – Mazurskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Mazowieckie and Lubelskie since early this year.