UAE bans import of products from 4 countries hit by bird flu

The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has banned the import of birds and their by-products from areas that recorded an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in November 2020.

The ministry has banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated by-products from the Netherlands, Germany, and select areas of Russia. It has also banned the import of poultry meat and table eggs from some regions in the UK.

The action was taken as per notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).


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