This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


Ban on chicken imports due to non-recognition of the UK's regional measures for Avian influenza outbreaks

in Saudi Arabia

Trade barrier summary

In the case of regional Avian Influenza (bird flu) outbreaks, Saudi Arabia does not recognise the UK's regional containment measures. As a result, the Saudi government introduces a country-wide ban on live chicken and hatching eggs in the case of a regional outbreak.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets



Date reported

20 March 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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