WINDHOEK, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has lifted the ban on imports of live poultry and poultry products from Spain into Namibia. The lift allows for the commencement of import and in-transit of poultry products and birds from Spain into and through Namibia.
Magreth Kalo, public relations officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry on Thursday said that the decision to lift the ban comes after Spain's comprehensive report on effective control measures that the country implemented.
However, according to the Ministry, only products produced from the 2nd of June 2017 can be imported.
The Ministry has called on importers to contact the veterinary services directorate in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry for their import and export plans from Spain.
Meanwhile, the ban of poultry products from South Africa and Belgium still remain in force. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in June 2017 suspended the import of live bird species and poultry products following an outbreak of Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province. Enditem