The Philippines lifts ban on chicken meat imports from Poland.
The ban came after the outbreak of bird flu in Poland. Following the ban, veterinary officials in Manila made the resumption of poultry imports from Poland conditional on the resumption of international animal health standards.
The bans were imposed under conditions where, according to estimates, chicken meat production in the country grew by more than 4 percent and eggs by more than 11 percent in 2019.
This has led some to attribute the continuation of the bans to the Philippine government’s support for domestic production.
The lifting of the ban also comes as the Philippines have banned the import of chicken meat from Brazil to the country in recent weeks.
Experts believe that the efforts of the Polish Embassy in Manila and the numerous reports of an analysis of the situation by the World Organization for Animal Health have prompted the Philippine Veterinary Administration to put the lifting of the ban on its agenda.
It should be noted that this decree lifting the ban has been in force since October 27, 2020.