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Importation of Fresh Poultry Meat

Council Directive 2002/99/EC pdf lays down the animal health requirements for fresh meat. This new Directive forms the legal basis for all animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption and continues to provide harmonised rules and animal health guarantees for fresh meat.

Under the terms of the Treaty establishing the European Community, there is a clear difference between the definitions for trade and importation.

In relation to poultry meat,