Japan: Regarding the lifting of the temporary suspension of imports of poultry meat, etc. from Argentina
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Published Dec 6, 2023
Imports of poultry meat and live poultry from Argentina have been suspended since February 2020 due to an outbreak of avian influenza. However, Japan has lifted the temporary import suspension after confirming that Argentina's poultry is free from the disease. The Ministry of Finance's website provides information on the import suspension measures for live poultry and poultry meat from Argentina.
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press release 1. Background Since an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed at a poultry breeding facility in Argentina, imports of poultry meat, etc. from Argentina have been temporarily suspended since February 2020. (Reference) There are no bilateral import conditions for live poultry, and it has been no longer possible to import live poultry. 2. Compatible Based on information on avian influenza epidemic prevention measures provided to Japan by Argentina's livestock health authorities, we have confirmed that the country's poultry is free from the disease.As of today, we have taken temporary import suspension measures (* ) has been lifted. *The import of live poultry, poultry meat, etc. from the affected countries or regions is suspended in order to prevent live poultry raised in Japan from being infected with the virus. Yes, but not for food hygiene. ...