August 4, 2020


Poland's meat and poultry products now allowed to be exported to Japan



Japan has ended the ban on the import of meat and poultry products from Poland as well as eggs and their products, according to Poland's Chief Veterinary Inspectorate.


The restrictions were introduced due to the outbreaks of HPAI (avian influenza) in Poland.


With the lifting of restrictions, poultry meat and poultry meat products from animals slaughtered on July 30, 2020, and later, and eggs laid on July 30, 2020, and later, can be exported to Japan.


Singapore, Armenia and Hong Kong also announced in June that some restrictions on the import of poultry from Poland were lifted.


Poland is the sixth largest producer of eggs in the European Union. The annual production of eggs for consumption in the country is estimated at about 570,000 tonnes.


About 65-70% is intended for the domestic market, with the rest exported.


- Warsaw Business Journal