ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Oct 2009In October 2009, the government of Angola announced a change in trade-relevant health safety standards.
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Sourced from the Angola State News Agency;
Ag?ncia Angola Press. 2009. 'Ministry of Agriculture bans import of banana from central, east Africa.' 28 October. http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/economia/2009/9/44/Ministry-Agriculture-bans-import-banana-from-central-east-Africa,e2c9a3b
The Angolan government has banned banana and vegetable imports from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. The rationale given for this otherwise discriminatory trade measure is to contain a bacterial wilt disease affecting banana's in these countries.