ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Jun 2009In June 2009, the government of Saudi Arabia announced a change in trade-relevant health safety standards.
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Official sources have confirmed this measure to the GTA team.
Per the ministry decree (number 6934) on 14 June 2009, Saudi Arabia imposed ban on meat imports from the UAE. The specified banned import products are the meats of sheep, cows, goats, buffalo, gazelle, and oryx., and include fresh, cold, frozen and canned meat. The official reason given was the infection of UAE livestock with Apthous Fever.