Morocco bans the import of cattle and their meat from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Cattle and meat from the UK and Northern Ireland are no longer accepted in Morocco. So ADII (Department of Customs and Indirect Taxes) decided on a prospectus. The measure entered into force on January 1 and is valid for one year, Les Inspirations Eco specifies in its Monday, January 9 issue.

The decision was made based on written instructions from the Ministry of Agriculture. The explanation given is that these products will not be imported into Morocco, for the year 2023, due to the health situation of the UK and Northern Ireland for livestock, particularly BSE.

Our research shows an increased prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in high-risk areas. But there is no information about mad cow disease. It should be noted, however, that like mad cow disease, bovine tuberculosis is an animal disease transmissible to humans and primarily affects livestock farms.

According to an epidemiological analysis of data on changing trends in bovine tuberculosis, published by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, updated 8 December 2022, it is reported that ‘across England, the incidence of herd for the months October 2021 to September 2022 was 9.1, an increase of 0.3 from the previous 12 months.

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