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UAE lifts ban on live cows from Europe

Ministry of Environment lifts ban on import of live cows from Europe

Gulf News

Dubai: The UAE has lifted a ban on importing live cows from some European countries including Iceland, Norway, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Estonia, Malta and Hungary.

Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, has issued a decision which stipulates the need to take into account the epidemiological situation of the exporting countries affected with infectious diseases, taking into account other conditions of “raising and slaughtering” of the livestock in accordance with the laws and decisions of the veterinary quarantine in the country.

The decision comes in light of the ministry’s keenness to implement its strategic objectives regarding its contribution to achieving food security and protecting the community and livestock from diseases and epidemics as well as preserving public health, following consultations with the GCC states, international organisations, especially the world organisation for animal health (OIE).