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African Swine Fever is widespread in Vietnam

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The latest report from the OIE, confirms over 2000 new cases of ASF, affecting more than 1.3 million domestic pigs.

After a decline in 2018, Vietnamese pig meat production had been expected to recover this year, although this now appears unlikely.

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The UK does not have market access to Vietnam at the moment, but rising import demand means AHDB has identified it as a market with some modest potential for low value cuts and pig offal in the future.

The EU-Vietnam FTA is expected to come into force this year giving European pork increased market access and reduced tariffs barriers. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, this would make life more difficult for UK exporters even if access were obtained.

Read more about the UK’s non-EU export opportunities for pork in the Horizon series.

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