Swine fever outbreak hits Hungarian meat exportsStaff Writer | May 4, 2018
Serbia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea have placed a temporary ban on pork and pork products from Hungary because of the discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar in the north of the country, business daily Világgazdaság reported.
Europe The Asia bans will have a significant impact
Although ASF has been discovered in just one wild boar in Heves county (in northern Hungary), the bans involved cover all exports from Hungary.
The Asia bans will have a significant impact on Hungarian meat production.
Japan has become the main market for Hungarian meat, with one-quarter of revenues being generated there, amounting to EUR 76.2 million. Taiwan and South Korea are sixth on the Hungarian top meat export rankings, Világgazdaság noted. ■