Russia and Armenia implements a one-month temporary animal import restriction order
Mar 31, 2020
Russia implements a one-month temporary animal import restriction order, and the Russian Ministry of Agriculture does not consider restricting the import of Chinese foods due to COVID-19 -caused pneumonia epidemic
In order to protect the Russian Federation from suffering the epidemic impacts of infectious diseases, the Russian Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision Bureau has issued a one-month temporary animal import restriction order. The animal species covered include imported and transient show animals and aquatic products from China, etc. In addition, from February 3, 2020, the Russian Railway Department will suspend the transportation of Chinese passengers, but so far no impact has been caused on the transportation of goods. Russian dairy products and other foods will be normally exported to China as planned. The Chinaâs Ambassador to Russia, Zhang Hanhui recently said that the temporary closure of individual ports and routes will not have a significant impact on the overall China-Russia trade situation. On February 5, 2020, according to the Russian Satellite Agency, the Vice Minister of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, Maxim Uvaidov told reporters that the Russian Ministry of Agriculture does not consider restricting the import of Chinese foods due to COVID-19 -caused pneumonia epidemic.
Armenia has issued a ban on import of animal products and raw materials from China
Armenia bans the import of animal products and raw materials from China. This ban also applies to the animal products imported from other countries that are produced with Chinese raw materials. The ban came into force on January 26, 2020 and is long-term effective until the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially released COVID-19 -caused pneumonia epidemic over in China.