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Kuwait halts poultry imports from Spain, Russia

Gulf state also lifts the ban on poultry imports from France and Canada, it had imposed in Feb.

Kuwait halts poultry imports from Spain, Russia
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Kuwait has suspended poultry imports from Spain and Russia after the discovery of bird flu in the two countries, the state news agency KUNA said on Thursday.The Gulf Arab state lifted a ban on poultry imports from France and Canada, KUNA said.

"This is part of precautionary measures ... in cooperation with the World Organisation for Animal Health and its reports showing that France and Canada are free from bird flu and its emergence in Russia and Spain," KUNA said, citing a statement from a state body in charge agriculture and fishing resources.

In February, Kuwait suspended poultry imports from France and Canada after the discovery of bird flu cases in both countries. (Reuters)

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