UAE lifts ban on poultry products from India

12-06-2007 | |

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted the ban on import of eggs and other poultry products from India.

Saeed Al Kindi, the UAE Minister for Environment and Water Mohammed, issued an administrative decree lifting the ban imposed on the importing of live birds and poultry products from countries hit by bird flu, including India.

Apparently, the ministry’s decision to lift the ban, which was imposed in February 2006, following the avian flu outbreak reported in India, was based on information from the World Organisation for Animal Health which gave India a clean slate for the safety measures taken to get bird flu under total control. The decision was also based on coordination among the ministry, the National Emergency Committee and the General Secretariat of UAE municipalities.