Temporary import ban of live birds from the Czech Republic and Ghana
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Kuwait City, Oct14: The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources issued a decision imposing a temporary ban on the import of all types of live birds, hatching eggs, and one-day-old chicks for laying and broiler chickens from both the Czech Republic and Ghana, due to the emergence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza “H5N1”.

The spokesperson for the authority, Talal Al-Daihani, said in a press statement today, Wednesday, that the decision stressed the necessity that all consignments, according to their type, be subject to the conditions and controls issued by the authority’s animal health department, in accordance with the procedures of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the procedures stipulated in the veterinary quarantine regulation in Kuwait and other countries. GCC.

On the other hand, Al-Daihani stated that the Agriculture Authority issued a decision to lift the ban on the import of all types of live birds, hatching eggs and day-old chicks from the United Kingdom.

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And he indicated that consignments infected with any of the epidemic and contagious diseases will be rejected, after examining the samples in the authority’s laboratory, provided that the importer is instructed to return the infected birds and animals to the destination from which they arrived at his own expense without the authority bearing any responsibility.

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