Qatar has lifted a ban on poultry imports from Ukraine, which was slapped in the middle of March 2017 due to bird flu outbreaks in the country's some regions, according to the Ukrainian State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.
"Qatar has lifted restrictions on imports of poultry products from Ukraine. The Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Qatar has notified the State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service about this," the regulator's press service said.
Ukraine to boost poultry exports to Saudi ArabiaAs UNIAN reported, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, and China in the middle of March imposed temporary restrictions on supplies of poultry meat and poultry products from all over Ukraine in connection with bird flu outbreaks. In addition, the European Union, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong slapped a temporary ban on shipments of poultry meat and products made of it, as well as eggs, from the Ukrainian areas hit by avian influenza.
Bird flu outbreaks were recorded in Ukraine's Kherson region in November 2016. The previous cases happened way back in 2008 when Crimean veterinary services reported four cases. No outbreaks of avian influenza were reported in Ukraine in the last three months.