March 28, 2023


Laos stops pork imports from Vietnam over ASF concerns




Laos' Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced the suspension of pork imports, including live pigs and processed products, from Vietnam and other countries hit by the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF).


Relevant units will monitor illegal import at international, local and international border gates and international airports. Additionally, pork that has been smuggled or illegally imported into Laos are ordered to be destroyed.


In 2020, the country suspended the import of pork from China and Thailand after detecting seven ASF outbreaks, with 973 dead pigs in Salavan province.


Most recently in January, Laos also halted the import of pork from Thailand.


- Vietnam Plus

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