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GACC Bans the Cattle Import and Relevant Products from Zambia

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GACC

On 28 Oct 2022, Zambia urgently reported to WOAH an outbreak of bovine infectious pleuropneumonia on 1 Sept at a farm in Central Province, involving 7,498 susceptible animals, of which 1,520 became ill.

 

On 28 Oct 2022, Zambia urgently reported to WOAH an outbreak of bovine infectious pleuropneumonia on 1 Sept at a farm in Central Province, involving 7,498 susceptible animals, of which 1,520 became ill.

 

To protect the safety of China's animal husbandry and prevent the spread of the epidemic, in accordance with the Customs Law of the People's Republic of China, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine and its implementation regulations and other relevant laws and regulations, the following announcements are made:

 

1. It is prohibited to import directly or indirectly from Zambia cattle and related products (products derived from cattle that are not processed or have the potential to transmit disease despite being processed).

 

2. It is prohibited to send, deliver or carry cattle and related products from Zambia into China. Once found, all shall be returned or destroyed.

 

3. Wastes of animal or plant nature and swill unloaded from aircraft, ships and other means of transport arriving from Zambia shall be disposed of by the Customs under the supervision of the Customs and shall not be discarded without authorization.

 

4. All illegal entry cattle and related products from Zambia intercepted by border inspection departments shall be destroyed under the supervision of the Customs.

 

5. Violators of the above provisions shall be dealt with by the Customs in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Customs Law of the People's Republic of China, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine and its Implementing Regulations.

 

6. The Customs and agricultural departments at all levels shall, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Customs Law of the People's Republic of China, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine and the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Animal Prevention and Quarantine respectively, cooperate closely to work on quarantine, epidemic prevention and supervision.