Swaziland's ban on pork imports lifted
Swaziland has partially lifted its ban on pig and pork imports from South
However, the ban lift does not apply to live pigs,
said Dr Robert Thwala, the ministry of agriculture's co-operatives director of
veterinary and livestock services.
The reason for the import relaxation is linked to the creation of a South African disease
freedom assurance system based on compartmentalisation, which is
acceptable to Swaziland.
The director said the South African authorities had
produced a list of establishments that had been declared Classical Swine Fever
compartments and had also clarified issues in the context of a CSF disease free
To ease trade to Swaziland, from those establishments pork products can be
imported, Thwala said.
South Africa has been fighting CSF outbreaks for the last two years. Last
week, the country claimed the outbreak in the Eastern Cape could be called
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