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In August 3, 2018, the first African Swine Fever (ASF) case in Asia was reported in China, causing worries to the local hog raisers of the country. Swill feeding was identified to be related to the 62% of first 21 ASF cases in China . In order to protect the local industry, the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) has released a Technical Advisory regarding the temporary ban of importing domestic and wild pigs, their products and semen from 24 countries infected with ASF including Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Hungary, Laos Latvia, North Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia. Belgium . The use of catering food wastes from airports and seaports as swill feed was also prohibited by BAI. Several local ordinances were issued as well by local government units to ensure control of ASF virus spread.