Ukraine to export meat and poultry to UAE

Ukraine obtains permits on meat and poultry imports to UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has permitted supply of Ukrainian lamb meat, poultry and beef, and the veterinary services of the two countries are being agreed the draft veterinary certificates for exports of milk and dairy products, fish and fish products, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

On February 25, 2016 deputy head of the State Veterinary and Biosecurity Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Verzhykhovsky held a meeting with the representative of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) from the UAE Abdel Rahim Al-Hamdi, as the State Veterinary and Biosecurity Service of Ukraine said in a press release.

Al-Hamdi said at the meeting that a ban on exports of beef from Ukraine has been lifted and the access of Ukrainian companies authorized to import poultry to the EU to the UAE market has been approved.

The sides signed veterinary certificates for exports of beef and lamb meat from Ukraine to the UAE, which is confirmation of Ukraine’s right to supply these products to the UAE market.

The parties agreed to quickly draw up the veterinary certificate for exports of honey from Ukraine and health certificates for exports of confectionary, canned fruit and vegetables and other food.

The Ukrainian veterinary service reported that the interested companies are to apply to the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water to receive the right to export poultry, beef and lamb meat. After the inspection the companies will be included in the list of companies that can exports these products to the UAE.

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