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SA Resumes Beef Exports to China

01 August 2019

CHINA - South Africa has resumed beef exports to China after the latter lifted a ban that was imposed after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in January.

The Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian said Tuesday in a press briefing that the Chinese government lifted the ban on July 23, making it possible for South Africa to resume beef export to China.

Early this year, there was an outbreak of FMD in the country and it lost the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) status as the FMD free zone.

Lin said the Chinese government had sent experts to South Africa to check on the FMD situations. He also called on the OIE to speed up their assessment of the country so that other countries could also resume importing beef from South Africa.

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