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Oman lifts ban on import of poultry products from India

The Sultanate of Oman has lifted a ban on import of poultry products from India that was put in place after outbreak of bird flu in the country last year.

business Updated: Jun 18, 2009 20:01 IST

The Sultanate of Oman has lifted a ban on import of poultry products from India that was put in place after outbreak of bird flu in the country last year.

"As a result of concerted efforts by Government of India, Omani Ministry of Agriculture, in accordance with their Ministerial Decree No 168/2008, lifted the ban of live bird products from India," an official statement said.

The Omani Ministry of Agriculture had imposed the ban on import live bird products from India last year.

India had taken up the matter with the Omani Authorities saying a blanket ban on import of live bird products from entire India was unjustified as the avian flu was limited to North Eastern region of the country.

"It was also impressed that the affected birds were culled and isolated to prevent further spread of avian flu," the statement said.