The Agency of the Republic of Korea for quarantine and inspectorate of animals and plants will ban the import of a number of meat products from June 1, 2019, in the framework of measures aimed at preventing the spread of African swine fever and avian influenza in the country. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
According to the report, the following products cannot be imported to South Korea:
- meat and meat products: beef, pork, and chicken, ham, sausage, dried meat, baked meat, canned food, etc;
- animal products: horns of deers, bones, feathers, etc.;
- dairy products: milk, cheese, butter, etc;
- eggs and egg products: chicken and bird eggs, egg white, egg powder, etc.;
- pet food, food additives, etc.
An attempt of illegal import of the aforementioned products to the Republic of Korea will serve as the basis for the imposition of a fine of 5 million Korean won (1$= 1155,57 won).
Failure to pay the fine entails a ban on re-entry into the country for 5 years.