Indian Poultry Products Banned from Kuwait Over Bird Flu Fears

10 March 2016, at 12:00am

KUWAIT - Isolated incidents of avian influenza in India have led to a ban being placed on imports of Indian poultry products into Kuwait, various news outlets have reported.

An outbreak of H5N1 avian flu in Tripura state in January led to the culling of thousands of birds, the Business Standard reported. Reports suggest avian flu was also found in the neighbouring state of Mizoram.

India's exports of poultry mainly go to the Middle East, and although Kuwait makes up a small proportion of this, decisions by other countries in the region to follow the same policy could have big impacts on India's poultry industry.