Poultry from Canada

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is restricting the importation of poultry, commercial birds, ratites, avian hatching eggs, unprocessed avian products and byproducts, and certain fresh poultry products originating from or transiting the following zones in Canada based on determinations that highly-pathogenic avian influenza exists in domestic birds in those zones.

- PCZ-206 in British Columbia (Nov. 4)

- PCZ-207 in British Columbia (Nov. 4)

- PCZ-208 in Saskatchewan (Nov. 4)

- PCZ-209 in Alberta (Nov. 6)

- PCZ-210, -211, and -212 in British Columbia (Nov. 7)

- PCZ-213 and -215 in British Columbia (Nov. 8)

- PCZ-214 in Manitoba (Nov. 9)

- PCZ-217 in Saskatchewan (Nov. 10)

- PCZ-216 in Quebec (Nov. 15)

- PCZ-218 in British Columbia (Nov. 17)

APHIS has imposed similar restrictions on imports from the following areas in Japan.

- Saga prefecture (Nov. 25)

- Ibaraki prefecture (Nov. 27)

- Saitama prefecture (Nov. 30)

Processed avian products and byproducts originating from or transiting any restricted area, imported as cargo, must be accompanied by an APHIS import permit and/or government certification confirming that the products were treated according to APHIS requirements. Further, importation as cargo of fresh, unprocessed shell/table eggs and other egg products, void of the shell (i.e., liquid eggs, dried egg whites), originating from or transiting any restricted zone is prohibited unless the products are consigned from the port of arrival directly to an APHIS-approved breaking and pasteurization facility. An import permit and/or certificate is not required for these shipments when consigned directly to an APHIS-approved establishment.

Separately, effective Nov. 22 APHIS has removed these restrictions on imports originating from or transiting zone PCZ-195 in Alberta after the HPAI outbreak in this zone was completely resolved.

Poultry Exports

The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service reports that China lifted its HPAI restrictions on seven U.S. states (Kentucky, Oklahoma, Delaware, North Carolina, Maine, Maryland, and Texas) on Nov. 10. These restrictions had prevented facilities in these states from exporting raw poultry and poultry products and/or live poultry to China.

FAS notes that there are still 31 U.S. states under HPAI-related restriction by China.

Pork from Singapore

Effective Feb. 16, 2023, APHIS added Singapore to the list of regions affected by African swine fever. USDA regulations prohibit the importation of pork and pork products from regions in which African swine fever exists, except if processed and treated in accordance with the provisions specified in the regulations or consigned to an APHIS-approved establishment for further processing. USDA regulations also restrict imports of swine casings that originated in or were processed in a region where African swine fever exists.

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