TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan suspended imports of pork and live pigs from Germany on Friday after a case of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in a wild boar in eastern Germany, the agriculture ministry said.
China and South Korea also banned such imports after Germany said last Thursday that ASF had been found in a dead wild boar near its border with Poland.
Japan's action aims to keep out the disease, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Pork imports of 40,240 tonnes from Germany last year accounted for 3.3% of Japan's total imports of 1.2 million tonnes of the meat, the ministry said. Japan did not import any live pigs in 2019, down from six in 2018.
(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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