Japan has removed restrictions on export of Ukrainian poultry and eggs

Japan has removed restrictions on poultry and egg export from Ukraine last year due to the spread of pathogenic avian influenza. This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukrinform reports.

“Japan has removed restrictions on export of poultry meat and eggs from Ukraine on August 2, which was introduced in December last year due to the spread of pathogenic avian influenza in Ukraine,” - the statement said.

It is noted that the relevant decision was made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan based on the results of rounds of talks with diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the State Food and Consumer Service.

The Ministry added that the Ukrainian side had informed the Japanese partners in detail about measures to combat outbreaks of bird flu.

“We are not only creating new export opportunities for Ukrainian companies, but also restoring access to foreign markets, which for one reason or another were closed. Such decisions about closure are usually made quickly, and long-term efforts are needed to persuade partners to reopen the market. I am glad that we managed to convince the Japanese partners of the safety of Ukrainian products, and Ukrainian companies can now export their products again,” - the Foreign Ministry said, citing a statement of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

The head of the State Food and Consumer Service Vladyslava Magaletska added that the service together with the ministry has done much work to remove restrictions and resume export of Ukrainian poultry products. She recalled that restrictions had previously been removed by Jordan, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan and other countries.

As Ukrinform reported, in March Ukraine resumed export of poultry meat to the European Union, which was suspended in winter due to an outbreak of bird flu.


Reference source: Укрінформ


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