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10 / 08 / 2001

Classical swine fever in Spain: reduction of the restricted areas

The Standing Veterinary Committee (SVC) yesterday voted in favour of a European Commission proposal to reduce the area in Spain from where the export of live pigs and porcine semen, ova and embryos are banned in response to outbreaks of classical swine fever (CSF). The restrictions in the autonomous region of Cataluña will now apply only in part of the province of Lerida (compared to the whole province of Lerida and parts of the provinces of Barcelona and Tarragona which were subject to the export ban until now). In the provinces of Valencia, Cuenca and Teruel, the second area where outbreaks of CSF have been confirmed, the restrictions which apply remain unchanged. Movement restrictions within Spain can also be eased in non-affected areas under control from the competent authorithies. The proposal will now be formally adopted by the Commission in the next few days and will remain in force until 15 September. The situation will be reviewed at the next SVC, scheduled for 11-12 September.

Released on 10/08/2001

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