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Ministry of Environment and Water lifts ban on birds import from Australia

Ministry of Environment and Water lifts ban on birds import from Australia
2013-05-09 14:57:03

WAM DUBAI, 9th May, 2013 (WAM) — Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water today issued a decision on lifting the ban on import of all live birds including domestic, wild and ornamental in addition to their products and offal from Australia.

The ministry issued the decision after receiving information from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), which indicated that no cases of bird flu infection have been reported in Australia.

This comes within the framework of the ministry’s keenness to achieve its strategic objectives with respect to its contribution to the promotion of food security and the preservation of public health, where all inbound consignments are subject to the laws and decisions of the veterinary quarantine in force in the State.

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