Based on the results of recent risk assessments, the Veterinary Authority of China has stated that the ban due to foot-and-mouth disease has been lifted in selected South African provinces, according to the Directorate Animal Health.

The areas that are still subject to the export ban include the Limpopo province, Ehlanzeni in the Mpumalanga province and Umkhanyakude in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

The regulation in announcement number 34, 2019 of the general administration of customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China on forbidding importation of cloven-hoofed animals and their products from other areas in South Africa to China, is concurrently being repealed.

Refer to the map below to view the areas that are cleared for exports.

Therefore, where there is already an agreed upon veterinary health certificate with the Veterinary Authority of China, exports may resume, except from the excluded areas. – Press release, The Directorate Animal Health