The prospect of a relatively early partial lifting of the EU export
ban has been brought closer by the EU Commission’s decision
to carry out a review of the situation within weeks.
The export ban will remain in place until August 25 but a review
will be undertaken by the EU’s Standing Committee on Food
Chain and Animal Health on August 23 and a new decision could
be taken then.
NFU President Peter Kendall said: “We are encouraged that
dates have been set to review the situation regarding the export
ban and that new decisions could be possible within the next
The decision clearly demonstrates the EU’s confidence
in the measures that have already been taken to control the disease
and we will continue to do everything we can to get low risk
status and exports to the EU back on track. Given the correct
risk assessment we would like to see as wide an area of the country
as possible recognised by Europe as low risk.”
Commission press release regarding the meeting is available
on the Europa website.
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