CHINA: Livestock imports from France banned after foot and mouth outbreak discovered
Live imports of pigs, cattle, sheep and goats from France have been suspended, after foot and mouth disease was discovered there yesterday. The ban is a precautionary measure, according to a spokesman from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), designed to prevent the spread of a strain of the disease reaching Hong Kong. The country has already implemented a similar ban against livestock from the UK, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan because of FMD.
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