UAE lifts ban on Somali cattle imports

DUBAI - The ban on cattle imports from the two Somali cities of Bosaso and Barabara into the UAE was lifted yesterday UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad in a resolution.

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Published: Fri 21 Aug 2009, 9:52 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:23 AM

Accordingly, any live cattle from the said Somali cities have to be coming directly from their designated quarantines. The resolution demands that all bulls (oxen) be castrated.

It also demands a valid import license issued stating the port of entry, a certificate of origin, a veterinary certificate issued, 2 days maximum before prior to the date of shipment, by the relevant governmental authorities of the country of origin, an effective certificate of origin stating that the animals were quarantined no less than 21 days at the relevant facilities.

The certificate should state that the animals were not vaccinated for bovine plague.

The resolution also demands valid certificates from laboratories stating that the animals were vaccinated for / and free from rift valley fever, foot and mouth disease, bovine tuberculosis, bovine abortion diseases and external as well as internal parasites.

In the UAE, all imported animals are subject to the veterinary and animal care regulations and legislations.

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