21 Jan 2020 09:35

UAE lifts ban on poultry imports from Russia

MOSCOW. Jan 21 (Interfax) - The United Arab Emirates has lifted a ban on imports of poultry from Russia that was imposed due to an outbreak of bird flu, Russian plant and animal health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reported, citing a notification received from the country's Climate Change and Environment Ministry.

The country has allowed imports of all types of live birds, hatching eggs, day-old chicks, as well as poultry meat and its products that have not undergone heat treatment.

The decision was made taking into account information posted on the website of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) about the favourable situation throughout all of the Russian Federation regarding highly pathogenic bird flu, Rosselkhoznadzor said, citing the UAE ministry.

Exports of poultry products to the UAE market from all areas of Russia can begin accompanied by a veterinary certificate agreed upon by Rosselkhoznadzor and the relevant UAE authority.