UAE Halts Egypt’s Livestock Imports On FMD Concerns

UAE’s Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad issued today a ministerial ordinance temporarily banning the import of animals with cloven hooves from Egypt.

The ordinance also included the ban of meat and related products made from these animals.

The temporary ban will stay in force until a final verification is made about the epidemiological situation of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt as recommended in the Code of the World Organization for Animal Health, reported by Emirates News Agency WAM.

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