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China Continues to Import Beef from South Africa

The General Administration of Customs and China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a joint statement that they will resume imports of beef from South Africa which became effective on the day the policy was enacted.

The two departments previously imposed a ban on imports of South African beef due to an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in South Africa.

Since then, South Africa has actively taken various steps to prevent and control FMD.

Through close cooperation between the relevant authorities of the two countries as well as scientific assessment and technical consultation, China acknowledged that South Africa’s epidemic prevention and control system complies with applicable law.

To that end, China issued a notification to officially lift the ban on beef exports from the relevant areas in South Africa.

When the relevant imports enter the country, China’s customs will carry out inspection and quarantine in accordance with applicable laws to ensure the safety and hygiene of the related products, said the announcement.

Source : Antara News