The State of Kuwait has lifted its ban on U.S. poultry meat and meat products.
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GAIN Report Number: KU 001-2012
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait Lifts Ban on All U.S. Poultry Products
Trade Policy Monitoring
The State of Kuwait has lifted its ban on U.S. poultry meat and meat products. U.S. poultry meats and
their derivatives are now allowed entry into Kuwait.
The Government of Kuwait issued Ministerial Decree # 36/2012, dated January 10, 2012, lifting the ban on
imports of U.S. poultry meat, of all types and table eggs, effective immediately. U.S. exports of poultry meat of
all types are now allowed entry into Kuwait.
This decree reverses decree 243/2011, dated June 10, 2011, that was issued instituting a ban on all U.S. poultry
imports, except heat treated products, as a result of the detection of LP AI in the states of Missouri and
The following is an unofficial translation of Decree 36/2012:
????Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Date: 10 January 2012
Decree No. (36) for 2012
Regarding lifting the ban on imports of poultry meat and its derivatives from the
Minister of Commerce and Industry
Having reviewed: the import Law number (43) for 1964 regarding the regulations that govern
decree of Law number (10) for 1979 regarding supervising trading in commodities and fixing
the prices of some of them;
the recommendation of the Food Safety Committee in its meeting number (11/2011) dating
ban decree number (243/2011);
based on the presentation of the ministry?s undersecretary;
and based on the requirements of national interest.
It has been decided
To lift the ban on the imports of poultry meat (processed ? fresh ? chilled ? frozen) of all kinds and
their derivates as well as table eggs from the U.S.
Any regulation that contradicts the stipulations of this decree is cancelled and all officials each in his
specialization must implement this decree; it must be executed from the date of its issuance and it
must be published in the official gazette.
Dr. Amany Khalid Borsali
Minister of Commerce & Industry
And Minister of Planning & Development????