World Iraq Bans Poultry Imports from Nigeria


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Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products from Nigeria and 23 other countries.

“The import of poultry and birds of all kinds … as well as both types of eggs (table and hatching), feathers and all products that use poultry or their products … is prohibited,” a government statement said.

The other affected countries are Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Palestine, South Africa, South Korea and Vietnam.

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Baghdad last month restricted poultry imports from France, where an outbreak of avian flu has been reported.

The Mail reported that though the agriculture ministry could not be contacted for immediate comment, a ministry spokesman previously said that the ban on French poultry was because of avian flu.

- DailySun
 
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