Poland regains AI-free status
Poland was declared free of Avian Influenza at the end of last month and looks to regain access to markets outside the EU. In 2021, there were 339 HPAI outbreaks in poultry in Poland, according to an official statement.
As a result of the submission on September 27, 2021, by the Chief Veterinary Officer of the so-called self-declaration to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on the completion of activities related to the elimination of the last outbreak Poland regained the status of a country free from highly pathogenic avian influenza. At the same time, the Chief Veterinary Officer will ask all countries that have introduced restrictions related to the occurrence of avian influenza in Poland to lift the imposed restrictions.
"This is the moment we are expecting. Polish producers may start thinking about returning to those outside the EU markets that closed to Polish poultry. The first countries are already declaring their willingness to return to cooperation and trade. This is a signal for the others and I hope that Polish poultry will soon appear on the tables all over the world," says Dariusz Goszczyński, General Director of the National Poultry Council - Chamber of Commerce.
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