Dominican Republic Bans Shrimp Imports
Santo Domingo, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic banned imports of shrimps in any stage of development and presentation from China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.
According to authorities, the measure was taken due to outbreaks of the so-called early mortality syndrome (EMS) of shrimp or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) in those countries.
Dominican Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodríguez made it clear that imports from the United States and other countries where shrimps are duly certified have not been banned.
According to the minister, the entry in the country of the disease, against which preventive measures have been taken, might endanger shrimp production, due to its high mortality.
The measure, said Rodriguez, is based on recommendations from the regional office of the World Organization for Animal Health in the Epidemiological Surveillance Program.
Source: Prensa Latina
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