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On March 4, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority issued a notice to lift restrictions on the import of poultry and its products from Fukuoka and Hyogo prefectures in Japan.
It is understood that on November 26, 2020, Singapore imposed temporary import restrictions on poultry and their products from areas affected by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic in Fukuoka and Hyogo.
At present, the epidemic in the region has been resolved. The Food Authority of Singapore stated that the above import restrictions will be lifted from March 1 and 4, 2021.
In order to facilitate customs clearance of other poultry and poultry products, when importing poultry and products, the attached veterinary health certificate should also include the following additional certifications:
a. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) are notifiable diseases in exporting countries.
b. According to the definition of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), poultry derived from meat have not been vaccinated with H5 and H7 subtypes of avian influenza vaccine.
c. Poultry meat and meat products do not originate from Kagawa, Miyazaki, Nara, Hiroshima, Oita, Wakayama, Okayama, Shiga, Kochi, Tokushima, Chiba, Japan Poultry of prefectures, Gifu and Kagoshima prefectures.
d. Meat-derived poultry was born, raised and slaughtered in Japan, or day-old chicks legally imported from a country with the same poultry health status.