Kuwait Lifts Ban on All U.S. Poultry Products

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The State of Kuwait has lifted its ban on U.S. poultry meat and meat products. U.S. poultry meats and their derivatives are now allowed entry into Kuwait.

The Government of Kuwait issued Ministerial Decree # 36/2012, dated January 10, 2012, lifting the ban on imports of U.S. poultry meat, of all types and table eggs, effective immediately. U.S. exports of poultry meat of all types are now allowed entry into Kuwait.

This decree reverses decree 243/2011, dated June 10, 2011, that was issued instituting a ban on all U.S. poultry imports, except heat treated products, as a result of the detection of LP AI (low-pathogenicity avian influenza) in the states of Missouri and Minnesota.