ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Oct 2019
On 25 October 2019, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry banned the imports of fattening cattle.
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Press Release of the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry concerning the import ban on fattening cattle. Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı, Besilik Sığır İthalatı hakkında. Available at: https://www.tarimorman.gov.tr/HAYGEM/Haber/104/Basin-Duyurusu
On 25 October 2019, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry announced imposing a temporary import ban on the imports of fattening cattle. It is announced in the press release that, with the measure, the government aims at balancing the supply and demand conditions of the fattening cattle to ensure the sustainable development of animal husbandry. The ministry announced that the import ban is imposed temporarily, however, the announcement did not specify when the import ban will be abolished.
Previously, on 4 July 2019, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, DG Animal Husbandry imposed a limitation in the imports of fattening cattle through a Directive published on the website of the Ministry (see related state act).
On 9 March 2021, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry issued a directive allowing the importation of fattening cattle by the producers of fattening cattle depending on their production capacity (see related state act).