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Seoul Bans Poultry Imports from Taiwan Following AI Outbreak

6 March 2012, at 9:11am

SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has banned imports of all poultry products, including live birds, from Taiwan following the latter's announcement last week of an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza (AI).

YonhapNewsAgency reports that the import ban prohibits inbound shipments of any poultry products from Taiwan that have been produced since 7 December as Taipei said its first confirmed case dates back to 27 December, according to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.