Pakistan Lifts Ban on Chinese Poultry Meat

PAKISTAN - Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday lifted the ban on the import of processed and cooked poultry products from China, with certification condition, according to an SRO issued in Islamabad.
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SRO 1123 (i) 2010 issued by the ministry stated that in exercise of powers conferred by the sections of Imports and Exports (Control) Act, 1950, the federal government has decided to amend the Import Policy Order 2009 and some of its provisos will be substituted.

Daily Times of Pakistan reports that the new amendments state that this ban shall not apply to the import of processed or cooked poultry products from China – subject to the certification from competent authority in China to the effect that: 'poultry commodity or product has been processed at not less than 70°C for reasonable time length throughout manufacturing or cooking of the product to ensure the destruction of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) (H5NI) virus and raw material for said processed poultry commodity or product has originated from avian influenza-free zone or area or compartment and processed or cooked in an approved establishment registered with competent authority of exporting country.

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