Hong Kong suspends import of poultry meat and products from areas in Russia, Netherlands and UK
Topics: HONG KONG RUSSIA NETHERLANDS
A CFS spokesman said that Hong Kong has currently established a protocol with Russia for the import of poultry meat but not for poultry eggs. According to the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong imported about 142 tonnes of frozen poultry meat from Russia in the first nine months of this year.
During the same period, Hong Kong imported about 4,600 tonnes of frozen poultry meat from the Netherlands, and about 8,700 tonnes of chilled and frozen poultry meat and about 330,000 poultry eggs from the UK.
"The CFS has contacted the Russian, Dutch and British authorities over the issues and will closely monitor information issued by the OIE on the avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said. ■