Poultry imports from Germany and Netherlands suspended due to bird flu
The Ministry of Agriculture has suspended imports and in-transit movement of live poultry and poultry products from Germany and the Netherlands following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
The Directorate of Veterinary Services in a statement on Monday said that live poultry, birds, raw/uncooked products, ostriches and raw ostrich products from the two territories have been suspended.
According to the ministry, only consignments with products packaged before 1 October will be accepted, while those packaged after the cut-off date will be rejected and sent back to their territory of origin or destroyed at the importer’s cost.
Cooked poultry products for commercial purposes from the two territories may be imported into Namibia under a veterinary import permit, the directorate said.