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USDA Finalizes Import Restrictions on Birds and Poultry from Regions with Bird Flu

Posted December 09, 2014

Under U.S. Customs Issues

(STR Trade Report)

Effective Dec. 1, the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has adopted as a final rule, with changes, an interim rule that prohibits or restricts the importation of live birds and poultry (including hatching eggs) and bird and poultry products from regions where any subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza is considered to exist. The interim rule also added restrictions on the importation of live birds and poultry that have been moved through regions where HPAI is considered to exist or that have been vaccinated for certain types of avian influenza. Read more here