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AI could upset Ukrainian poultry exports

  • 12 May 12:55

Since November 2016 Ukraine’s State Food and Consumers Service registered nine outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (AI) in Kharkiv, Odessa and Chernihiv Oblasts. In the first months of 2017, several countries imposed restrictions and even banned Ukrainanian poultry and egg imports, this has had dire consequences. Although the outbreaks of Avian Influenza didn’t directly affect major poultry regions and were far from the assets of the country’s major poultry producers, the virus did however cause havoc to Ukrainian poultry exports. As of 20 March a full ban was put in place by Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar and China, while imports from these. Read more...