China bans imports of pigs, wild boars from Belgium, Japan

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China has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever.

The country did same for imports from Japan after a regular swine fever outbreak, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday.

The ban followed two African swine fever outbreaks confirmed in Belgium in September, and a case of regular swine fever in Japan in the same month, China’s customs said.

China also ordered the return or destruction of products shipped from the two countries, customs said.

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On Monday, China banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Bulgaria following an outbreak of African swine fever in the European country.  

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