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On April 16, 2021, the Singapore Food Authority issued a notice to lift restrictions on the import of poultry and its products from Gifu and Kagoshima prefectures in Japan.
It is understood that on January 5 and 15, 2021, Singapore imposed temporary import restrictions on poultry and their products from areas affected by the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic in Gifu and Kagoshima Prefectures of Japan.
At present, the epidemic in the region has been resolved. The Singapore Food Authority stated that the above import restrictions will be lifted from April 6th and 15th, 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 poultry in Japan’s Miyazaki, Tokushima, Chiba, Toyama, Ibaraki and Tochigi 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.