May 29, 2020

 

China bans pork imports from India

 


Authorities in China said the ban was imposed due to African swine fever (ASF), but state-run media linked the ban to border tensions, The Hindu reported.

 

The General Administration of Customs of China and Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs said China will ban the import of swine, wild boar and related products from India to prevent African swine fever (ASF).

 

However, the Global Times, China's state-run newspaper said the ban was imposed after tensions occurred between China and India in the Galwan Valley region.

 

India reported its first ASF case in Assam, with 14,000 swine dead.

 

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said both countries are working together to resolve the stand-off on the boundary situation. Zhao Lijian, a spokesman from the ministry said China is abiding by agreements signed by both countries and is dedicated in protecting its borders.