BANGKOK, 4 April 2012 – The European Union (EU) will lift its eight-year ban on poultry meat import from Thailand, starting in July.
Following the spread of avian flu in the country in 2004, the EU has imposed a ban against importing poultry meat and products from Thailand. However, the European Commission (EC) has recently resolved to lift the above-mentioned ban, scheduled to come into effect on 1 July 2012. The EC reasoned that Thailand has succeeded in eradicating the disease from the kingdom while tests carried out by EU specialists in March 2011 showed that Thailand has complied with all EU standards.
Nevertheless, the EU has decided to maintain the ban on poultry meat import from China as well as egg products from Malaysia and South Korea.
(NNT : suwit)