Progress In Reopening Export Markets After Swine Fever

  • 6 Jul 2018 9:35 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Progress In Reopening Export Markets After Swine Fever
Efforts to re-open Hungary’s export markets affected by African swine fever (ASP) are showing good progress, daily Magyar Idők said, citing the farm minister.

Hungarian pork can now be again exported to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, Macedonia and Georgia from areas not affected by ASP, István Nagy said in response to questions submitted by MPs.

The farm ministry has held talks with thirty countries outside the European Union on trade opportunities and six high-level meetings were held in the past two months.

The only area affected by the ban now is Heves County, in northern Hungary, the paper said.

In addition to regaining markets, the farm ministry’s primary task is to prevent the virus from spreading to pigs.

In Hungary ASP has so far only been discovered in dead wild boar.

The state is offering 100% compensation to farmers for livestock and equipment affected by the epidemic, Nagy said.

Support can be requested from the European Union to cover 75% of the compensation and the ministry is assessing further possibilities for support to compensate for indirect damage, he added.

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