Philippines bans Laos pork imports due to African swine feverChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 27, 2019
The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Philippinesimposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Laos, the latest Southeast Asian country to be hit by African swine fever (ASF).
Asia The DA said the importation ban will cover domestic and wild pigs
The memo also immediately suspends the evaluation and processing of sanitary and phytosanitary import clearances for pork products coming from Laos.
DA veterinary quarantine officers and inspectors at all major ports were also instructed to block and confiscate shipments of pork goods from Laos. (READ: PH tightens importation of plant-based feeds from ASF-hit nations) ■