Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control yesterday introduced temporary restrictions on imports of cattle, beef, and other meat products from Macedonia to Russia.

The decision was made due to the registration of a Jazlesta epidemic in leather goods from Macedonia.

The ban applies to imports such as products of beef, as well as other animal products susceptible to the disease Jazlesta skin, especially for products that have not been processed in an appropriate manner. With the decision to ban all imports, all products which contain raw cow leather and have not been processed, this includes products with a bovine genetic material.

At the same time, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control of Russia has temporarily restricted the transport of cattle and other goods which are subject to jazlesta skin throughout the territory of Russia.

The Russian Federation introduced similar bans on herds and meat products from Montenegro.