Live poultry and poultry carcasses (HS Code(s): 0105, 0207, 0407, 0408)
The DLD order on temporary suspension of importation of live poultry and poultry carcasses from China to prevent the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Serotypes H5N1 and H5N6). Language(s): Thai. Number of pages: 1
According to the announcement of the Government Gazette dated 20 August 2021, the suspension for importation of live poultry and poultry carcasses from China has expired on 17 November 2021. However, the OIE has reported a continued outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) (Serotypes H5N5 and H5N6) in the area of China. Therefore, it is necessary for Thailand to prevent the entry of AI disease into the country. By the virtue of Animal Epidemics Act B.E. 2558 (2015), the importation of live poultry and poultry carcasses from China is temporarily suspended for a period of 90 days since 18 November 2021 onward in the Thai Royal Gazette (18 November 2021), except the feathers and down of poultry that have been processed in the approved establishment by the DLD and these commodities that have been processed to ensure the destruction of avian influenza virus recommended by OIE terrestrial Animal Health code topics 10.4.22 and 10.4.23 which use one of the following methods:
- washed and steam-dried at 100ºC for 30 minutes;
- fumigation with formalin (10% formaldehyde) for 8 hours;
- irradiation with a dose of 20 kilogray.