Thailand to export pasteurized eggs to bird flu-stricken South Korea


Bird flu-hit South Korea has temporarily allowed imports of Thai pasteurized eggs and processed eggs for six months and it has also agreed to remove import duties for these egg products under the quota system. Sopat Chavalkul, Director of Sub-Division of Livestock Product Inspection, Department of Livestock Development (DLD) told Asian Agribiz that three Thai companies, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), Kasemchaifood and Ovo Foodtech, are negotiating terms and conditions with South Korea’s trader.

Thailand is waiting for South Korea to issue a health certificate for pasteurized eggs and processed eggs. Meanwhile, South Korea’s Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) will evaluate information about Thai fresh eggs. Dr Sorravis Thaneto, Deputy Director General of DLD said: “I think the process won’t take long because South Korea needs the products now.”


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