December 14, 2011
Kazakhstan restricts pork imports from Russia
Import of pork and other products from Russia's Saratov and Orenburg regions have been restricted by Kazakhstan, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan said.
The information regarding the source of African swine fever in the peasant farming of village Kirsanovka in Orenburg region was received on December 9. The quarantine was introduced, 268 pigs were eliminated there.
The territorial inspectorates of Aktobe, Atyrau and West Kazakhstan regions were instructed to tighten the control over the movement of goods transited through the border from the neighbouring Russian subjects.
The disinfection barriers for disinfecting the vehicles, coming from the neighbouring Russian subjects, were set at nine auto transitions of the western regions.
"The restrictions on the import of all the types of controlled goods brought from the Saratov and Orenburg regions of the Russian Federation were imposed on Monday (Dec 12). The ban on import of goods from the Volgograd and Rostov regions operates from October 13, this year. The notice regarding the ban on certificating controlled cargo from Russia is sent to the Rosselkhoznadzor," the Ministry of Agriculture said.