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Spain already has the status of a country free of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

The OIE has validated the Spanish self-declaration of the resolution of all outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) so that Spain officially has the status of a country free of avian influenza.
For the Catalan Poultry Federation, they consider that Spain has recovered the status of a country free of Avian Influenza “it is very positive” since this means that “poultry companies can gradually re-establish trade with countries outside the European Union that had interrupted the imports of our products after outbreaks of avian influenza in Spanish farms” Although they also point out that “the recovery of trade flows that interrupted the influenza will be a somewhat slow task, but we trust that the previous export level will be progressively reached”.
From AVIANZA they also point out that they are “very satisfied with this OIE validation in which they have ratified the declaration of a country free of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influence by the Spanish authorities”. With this, they continue, “the great reaction capacity of each and every one of the links in the poultry chain has been demonstrated, and the excellent coordination with national public administrations, such as the MAPA, and international ones, through the European Commission or the OIE”.
The Interprofessional has also wanted to remember thanks to “the measures in matters of Animal Health, Biosecurity and Animal Welfare, as well as the control of our animals, which follow strict prevention and detection protocols, we continue to convey to the population a message of confidence and security on the consumption of poultry meat”.
Officially having the status of a HPAI-free country allows “reactivating exports through CEXGAN and returning to the development of these international activities with the normality and diligence with which they were carried out before this alert at the beginning of the year.”
Although today markets such as Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, China, Morocco or South Africa continue to maintain some additional restrictions, AVIANZA considers it important to emphasize “that notifications arrive daily from the Ministry confirming the elimination of said restrictions by the countries with them, so this information is constantly being updated and should be reviewed on a daily basis.

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Proyecto financiado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) de la Unión Europea y la Junta de Castilla y León, a través del Instituto para la Competitividad Empresarial de Castilla y León (ICE), con el objetivo de desarrollar la economía digital.
Expediente nº: 06/18/SO/0017
Plazo de realización: 31 de Marzo de 2023.