Philippines bans imports of poultry products from Australia due to bird flu

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MANILA: The Philippines‘ agriculture ministry said it was banning the imports of birds and poultry products from Australia because of a bird flu outbreak in Australian states.
Imports from Australia of wild and domestic birds, including poultry meat, day-old chicks, eggs, and semen will be immediately stopped, the ministry said on Saturday.
As of April, Australia ranked as the Philippines’ fourth-largest source of imported chicken meat, accounting for 4% of its total volume of chicken imports.


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