South Africa: South Africa Lifts Restrictions on Poultry Imports from South CarolinaUSDA
On September 4, 2020, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development (DALRRD) informed Post that imports of all poultry products from South Carolina are reauthorized, ending the 5-month ban stemming from an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. The decision to lift the restrictions was made after a review of the outbreak, control, surveillance and eradication information, and in accordance with the agreed-upon protocol. DALRRD will commence issuing of veterinary import permits with immediate effect. The South Carolina poultry industry represents 40% of all agriculture in the state and accounts for 80% of animal agriculture.