PH IMPOSES BAN ON ENTRY OF VIETNAM PORK, PRODUCTS
The Department of Agriculture has announced that effective immediately, pork and pork products from Vietnam will be temporarily banned from entering the Philippines because of reports of outbreak of the dreaded African Swine Fever (ASF).
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) Director Dr. Ronnie Domingo made the recommendation following the publication of reports from Taiwan saying that quarantine authorities intercepted pork from Vietnam which tested positive for ASF.
The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world which is free from livestock diseases, including Foot and Mouth Disease.
Vietnam is the latest to be included in the list of countries which could not ship pork and pork products to the Philippines because of the ASF.