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Egypt will resume exporting poultry after 14-year hiatus

Egypt’s Agriculture Ministry has said that companies who have shown no evidence of infection with avian influenza viruses will be able to resume exporting their products for the first time since 2006.

15 June 2020, at 11:46am

According to reporting in Ahram Online, Egypt will resume poultry exports after gaining approval from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Poultry exports from Egypt were suspended back in 2006 following an outbreak of bird flu. Egypth’s Agriculture Ministry said that the OIE has recently listed Egypt among countries with “avian influenza free establishments”.

Egyptian companies that have shown no evidence of infection with bird flu will be able to resume exporting their products. Products include day-old chicks, table eggs, fertilised eggs and broiler chickens.

The move is expected to boost Egypt’s poultry production and further support Egypt’s economy and foreign reserves.

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