Jordan bans livestock imports from RomaniaStaff writer ▼ | September 3, 2014
The Ministry of Agriculture has banned sheep and cattle imports from Romania after the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reported that cases of the bluetongue disease had recently been detected in the East European country.
Bluetongue disease Problems with livestock
Mr. Rifai said Romania is the second biggest exporter of meat to Jordan after Australia, as the Kingdom imports between 300,000 and 400,000 heads of sheep and cattle from the European nation annually. Other key exporters to the Kingdom are Moldavia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Sudan. ■