October 17, 2018 / 9:00 AM / in a month

China bans pigs and pork products imports from Moldova

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has banned imports of pigs and pork products from Moldova to prevent spread of African swine fever, Chinese customs said on Wednesday.

The ban followed five African swine fever outbreaks reported in Moldova, the customs said in a statement on its website.

China also ordered the return or destruction of products shipped from the European country, customs added.

China has banned imports of pigs, wild boar and products from Bulgaria and Belgium following outbreak of African swine fever, as well as imports from Japan after a regular swine fever outbreak.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Sunil Nair

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