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UK Livestock and Products Approved for Export to China

by 5m Editor
12 August 2008, at 12:54pm

GLOBAL - The UK agriculture department has announced that Chinese restrictions on the import of UK livestock and livestock products to China have been lifted.

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced today that Chinese restrictions on the import of UK livestock and livestock products to China have been lifted. The foot-and-mouth disease-related restrictions have been in place since the August 2007 outbreak in Surrey.

After a combined effort between Defra, UK industry and the British Embassy in Beijing, the Chinese authorities have announced completion of their risk assessment and lifted their restrictions allowing UK exports to recommence.

The Chinese announcement provides an exclusion window of 7 July 2007 to 7 August 2008. UK products manufactured outside of these dates can be exported to China where agreed export certification exists.

Health Certificates are being made available for export to China of breeding pigs, sheep skins, cattle hides, greasy wool and dairy products.

5m Editor