Since August 12, the Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced a ban on the import of poultry products from Australia due to the spread of bird flu in the country.
“In connection with the deterioration of the epizootic situation in Australia for infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, from August 12, 2020, temporary restrictions are imposed on the export of the following products to the Russian Federation from Australia,” said a statement published on the agency’s website on Wednesday.
You cannot import live poultry and hatching eggs, poultry meat and all types of poultry products that have not undergone heat treatment, except for goods that have undergone processing that ensures the destruction of avian influenza viruses. The ban applies to finished poultry products or those containing poultry processing products, as well as feed and feed additives for poultry. The restriction also applies to the supply of used equipment for keeping, slaughtering and cutting birds and the transit of live birds from Australia through Russia.
Until August 12, only deliveries of live poultry, hatching eggs and feed to Russia from Australia were actually allowed. The import of the rest of the poultry products has been banned since August 2014 under the food embargo.
In February 2020, the Rosselkhoznadzor, as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus and African swine fever, banned the import of parcels with livestock products from China to Russia, including those in factory packaging. Officials of the department on the ground are now obliged to prevent the import of finished livestock products from the PRC in carry-on luggage and passengers’ luggage.