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GACC Lifts Bans on Polish and Belgian Beef, and SVD in Italy

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GACC

Today, GACC (China’s customs) and the MARA (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs) issued announcements lifting the ban on boneless beef from Poland and Belgium for cattle aged below 30 months. On the same day, the ban on swine vesicular disease (SVD) in certain regions (central and southern) of Italy was also lifted on the same day. The original announcement from the customs authorities is as follows

Today, GACC (Chinas customs) and the MARA (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs) issued announcements lifting the ban on boneless beef from Poland and Belgium for cattle aged below 30 months. On the same day, the ban on swine vesicular disease (SVD) in certain regions (central and southern) of Italy was also lifted on the same day. The original announcement from the customs authorities is as follows:

 

1. GACC Lifts the ban on deboned beef from Poland and Belgium under 30 months of age

As of Jun 15, the ban on deboned beef from Poland and Belgium under 30 months of age, which was initially imposed by China's former GACC and the former MARA in Joint Announcement No. 143 of 2001, has been lifted. Specific inspection and quarantine requirements for importing deboned beef from Poland and Belgium under 30 months of age into China shall be formulated separately.

 

2. GACC Lifts the ban on SVD in some regions of Italy

As of Jun 15, the ban on SVD in the regions of Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Molise, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, and Umbria regions of the Italian Republic, has been lifted. This decision recognizes that there are no cases of SVD in the entire territory of the Italian Republic. The ban, originally imposed by the former GACC in Announcement No. 1 of 1999, is simultaneously lifted.

 

Although the customs ban has been lifted, it does not mean that beef from Poland and Belgium can immediately be exported to China. Trade can only commence after the formulation of inspection and quarantine requirements for boneless beef from cattle aged below 30 months, as well as the completion of registration by beef companies.