Romania: pork exports may resume in 2009
The export of pork on the EU market might be resumed
as of 2009 if the plan of ceasing vaccination against swine fever is approved by
the European Commission (EC), Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural
Development Dacian Ciolos has said.
“I have asked the National Sanitary-Veterinary and
Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) to present, by year-end, a plan of ceasing
vaccination against swine fever, as it is a main element in resuming export of
pork in the EU, alongside strict control and hygiene measures. If this plan is
approved by the EC, we will request the resuming of export from the regions
where there are no hotbeds and there are safety controls,” Ciolos
Romania has asked the EC for permission to resume trade with pork
within the EU as of this May. The EC has agreed to Romania's ceasing vaccination
against swine fever because of a low efficiency of the Marker vaccines used,
following that the community funds allotted for vaccination to be used for
strengthening of the bio-security measures in these farms.
norms say, “in a six months' time since the cease of vaccination against the
swine fever and if hotbeds are not registered during this time, Romania might be
allowed to resume exports of pork on the EU market.”Source:
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