IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 29 Apr 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

The UAE has banned all imports of pork with immediate effect in a bid to tackle the threat of swine flu. The General Secretariat of Municipalities based in Abu Dhabi released a circular banning all imports of both the meat and its derivatives regardless of their origin on 29 April 2009. 
 
Readers might note, however, that Mr. Majid al-Mansouri, Secretary-General of the Environment Agency, has reportedly told the press that there is no ban on pork imports. This accounts for the qualified evaluation given by the GTA to this measure.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

211 Meat & meat products
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020322 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020329 Other

Please report this page in case you detect an inaccuracy in its content.