Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NTB flu

Pig flu has led to non-tariff barriers being thrown up:
China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates have banned meat and pork products from some parts of the United States.

Russia has banned imports of all meat not treated thermally from Mexico, Texas, California and Kansas, and raw pork imports from eight other US states, Central America and the Caribbean.

China has also banned imports of live pigs and pork products from Mexico, Texas, California and Kansas.

You can't get pig flu from eating pork, but banning imports does help favour domestic interests.