The European Union has banned poultry imports from Ukraine, due to concerns over avian flu, Ukraine’s food safety watchdog said last week.
The ban, which is for an indeterminate period, is linked to a recent case of avian flu in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, the watchdog said in a statement.
Ukraine exported 32,000 tonnes of poultry and poultry products to the EU between January and October, a 20 percent increase from the previous year.
In November, the country had restricted poultry imports from certain regions of Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary also due to avian flu. Neighbouring Belarus has implemented similar bans on imports.