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Norway extends ban on EU meat imports.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-27 March 2001-Norway extends ban on EU meat imports(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Norway has decided to extend a two-week ban on meat imports from the European Union for a further two days in order to help prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease.

Norwegian Agriculture Minister Bjarne Haakon Hanssen said that the ban on imports from the EU and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) would be prolonged until midnight (2200 GMT) on Thursday 29 March. The original ban was due to run out tonight (27 March).

Hanssen said that Oslo may consider a longer ban after a meeting of EU veterinary experts planned for today. Norwegian state veterinary experts have recommended extending the ban for a further three weeks, according to Reuters.

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