Newcastle Disease trade restrictions lifted
Northern Ireland's trade restrictions, introduced on
16 October 2006 following an outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Great Britain,
have been lifted.
As a result, importers of all live poultry, hatching eggs, ornamental fowl,
captive birds or poultry/pigeon transport vehicles from Great Britain no longer
need to apply to DARD to obtain a specific import licence before they can import
any of the above consignments into Northern Ireland from Great Britain.
DARD General Licences apply to the importation of all fowl, turkeys, guinea
fowl, ducks, geese, quail, pigeons, pheasants, partridge and ratites reared or
kept in captivity for breeding, the production of meat or eggs for consumption
or re-stocking supplies of game. They also apply to ornamental fowl returning
from shows and poultry transport vehicles.
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