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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

On January 3, 2020, South Africa instituted a ban on poultry imports from Poland due to recent outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which Poland notified to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on January 2. The outbreaks occurred at Stary Uscimow in the district of Lubartowski in Lubeskie province and the Ostrów district, in the Wielkopolskie province. Poland is one of the top ten European Union countries that export bone-in chicken to South Africa, and their exports of bone in chicken to South Africa increased by 316% from January-November 2018 to January -November 2019.

South Africa: South Africa Bans Poultry Imports from Poland