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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06.41 GMT
UAE lifts ban on SL’s export of chicken & eggs to UAE market

 

The UAE Government has announced the lifting of the ban on Sri Lanka’s export of chicken and eggs to the UAE market with immediate effect. UAE had previously imposed a blanket ban on Asian countries including Sri Lanka, covering the export of chicken meat and eggs due to Notifiable Avian Influenza (NAI).

Sri Lanka made a presentation to the Animal and Agricultural Affairs of the UAE Ministry of Water and Environment to lift the ban, as Sri Lanka is now free of Avian Influenza.

The Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce took up the matter through Sri Lanka Consulate General in Dubai and submitted all necessary documents with the support of Department of Animal Production & Health, Peradeniya and the Industry stakeholders to UAE authorities to proof that Sri Lanka is now free of Avian Influenza.

All necessary documentation to prove that Sri Lanka is now free of Avian Influenza was submitted through the UAE Foreign Ministry by the Sri Lanka Mission in Dubai.

Abdul Raheem, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Dubai, stated that “Since the blanket ban on Asian countries was imposed by UAE, it took some time for the UAE authorities to examine the Sri Lankan situation and I am pleased that the UAE has now informed that they are lifting ban on Sri Lanka’s export of chicken meat and eggs to the UAE market.”

He mentioned that Sri Lanka was the first country that UAE Government has lifted the ban among the other Asian countries. Mr. Raheem also stated that if Sri Lankan chicken meat products can gain market access in the UAE, there is a strong possibility that these products will be eventually penetrating other GCC markets, as well. He appreciated the role of the UAE Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Water & Environment for the cooperation extended to Sri Lanka in lifting the export ban.
 



 

 
 
   
   
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