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MAFF UPDATE NO.726 (Published on December 22, 2009)

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Number 726
December 22, 2009
A weekly update of news from the Japanese
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
International Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Kasumigaseki 1-2-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950
Fax: 81-3-5512-7652
Editor: Takao Sato

Revision of the import requirements for poultry and poultry meat from France

Since 2006, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has been discussing with the French government the introduction of regionalizaion that even if low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreak occurred in France, Japan would admit the import of poultry and poultry meat from the departments free from LPAI. We concluded the agreement of the import requirements including the regionalization on November 24th.

 

1. Background

Since 2006, MAFF has been discussing with the French government the introduction of regionalization that even if LPAI outbreak occurred in France, Japan would admit the import of poultry and poultry meat from the departments free from LPAI. MAFF has conducted the risk assessment based on the materials presented from France.

 

2. Correspondence

(1) Because the French government replied that they will accept the import requirements the Japanese government proposed, MAFF has concluded with France the agreement of the import requirements including the regionalization that even if LPAI outbreak occurred in France, Japan would admit the import from the departments free from LPAI.

(2) Import of all poultry and poultry meat from France were suspended from November 18th due to the avian influenza outbreak. Since the avian influenza is low pathogenic type, the suspension is reduced to Deux-Sèvres only, the department where the outbreak occurred, based on the revised import requirements.

 

(Reference)
The amount of imported poultry and poultry meat from France

  2008
Poultry (number) 211,224
Poultry meat (ton) 973

Source: Ministry of Finance “trade statistics”

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