1998 -cholera - European Commision lifts ban on East African fresh fish imports
03 July 1998
Disease Outbreak Reported
According to a statement from the European Commission, they have decided to lift the ban on fresh fish imports from eastern Africa imposed after a cholera epidemic. The decision affects imports from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique. The decision is effective 1 July 1998 and reverses earlier measures imposed in January 1998 to limit the import of fishery products because of the cholera epidemic that swept much of eastern Africa in late 1997 and early 1998.