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Poland: Poland Officially Free from Avian Influenza

On August 2, 2023, Poland regained the status of a country officially free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
As notified in 2021, Korea’s Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (MFDS) will begin full implementation of its Positive List System (PLS) for veterinary drug residues in six food categories beginning January 1, 2024.
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Venezuela: The Bovine Genetics Market in Venezuela

In 2022, the Venezuelan artificial insemination market was estimated at 170,000 doses per year, with 43 percent of doses imported.
The European Commission published Delegated Act 2023/905 in the Official Journal on May 4, 2023. This Act addresses the rules under Article 118 of the EU Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation 2019/6 for the use of certain antimicrobial medicinal products in animals or products of animal origin exported from third countries to the European Union.
On May 10, 2023, a regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development entered into force, reducing biosecurity requirements for raising pigs kept for the production of meat for own use.
On April 14, 2023, the first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in pigs in Poland in 2023 was announced. It is the first outbreak since September 2022, detected on a small backyard farm in Dolnoslaskie (Lower Silesia) province.
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China: Animal Husbandry Law 2022 Revision

On October 30, 2022, the People's Republic of China (PRC) National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee issued the revised Animal Husbandry Law of the PRC.
On March 22, 2023, the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposed a draft Act on Special Arrangements to Improve the Supervision over Animal Health and Protection. The proposed legislation introduces several solutions on the protection, maintenance, treatment, and movement of animals.
The European Commission has published a draft of Article 118 of the EU Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation (EU) 2019/6, which extends the EU ban on the use of certain antimicrobials in animals and products of animal origin to imports into the Union.