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Hungarian Pork from Areas Unaffected by ASF Cleared for Export to Japan

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.28.

Japan has agreed to allow imports of Hungarian pork from areas of the country that have not been affected by African swine fever (ASF), the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday.

The agreement was reached on December 16, after two years of negotiations involving Hungary’s chief veterinarian, Lajos Bognár, and supported by the Hungarian embassy in Tokyo.

UPDATE: 7 Countries Move to Ban Hungarian Pork Due to Swine Fever Outbreak
UPDATE: 7 Countries Move to Ban Hungarian Pork Due to Swine Fever Outbreak

Serbia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea have placed a temporary ban on pork and pork products from Hungary following the discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar in the north of the country, business daily Világgazdaság reported on Thursday. Serbia has extended the ban to live hogs as well, the paper […]Continue reading

Hungary is the first country in the world affected by ASF to reach a regionalisation agreement on pork imports with Japan, the ministry noted.

State secretary for food oversight Norbert Erdős said the agreement puts local hog farmers at an advantage and is an acknowledgement of the work of Hungarian veterinary professionals to contain the spread of ASF.

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