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Romania: African Swine Fever Update

The number of active African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in Romania continues to remain high. At the end of October 2021, there was a 43 percent surge in the number of outbreaks from the same time in 2020.
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Poland: African Swine Fever Situation in Poland

From January 1, 2021, through October 29, Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) officially notified 119 African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks on hog farms and 2,278 cases among wild boars.
The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on December 31, 2020, and the Covid pandemic have both presented challenges and opportunities for the livestock sector.
In 2020, Spanish livestock exports continued to reach record levels mainly driven by significant demand in the Middle East for cattle and in Asian markets for pork.
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Bulgaria: Livestock and Products Annual

In 2020 and 2021, Bulgaria made significant progress in the recovery of the national swine herd after African swine fever (ASF) hit the country in 2019.
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European Union: Livestock and Products Annual

EU domestic beef production is under pressure from a shrinking dairy herd (with increased milk deliveries but a lower output of animals for slaughter).
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Ukraine: Livestock and Products Annual

While the total number of Ukrainian livestock remained on its downward trend in 2021, the swine herd exhibited some signs of recovery after low prices and low production in 2020.
The Government of Ukraine adopted new labeling requirements for country of origin or place of origin for selected food products on April 1, 2021.
Russia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Technical Regulation (TR) on Safety of Meat and Meat Products via G/TBT/N/RUS/114.
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Bulgaria: Progress Recovering from ASF

In late April, the Government of Bulgaria informed that most large commercial hog farms were once again eligible to ship pork meat to other European Union markets.
On March 25, 2021, the European Commission launched an official public consultation on possible revisions to the European Union (EU) feed additives legislation.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, the Spanish meat sector overcame initial disruptions and worked at normal capacity to satisfy domestic and export demand.