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


UK not permitted to export poultry to China due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza ban

in China

Trade barrier summary

China has maintained a ban on UK live poultry exports since the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak in November 2014. The UK can resume live poultry exports and apply for market access for poultry meat once the ban is lifted.

Sectors affected

  • Agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and pets
  • Food and drink



Date reported

31 January 2019

Last updated

1 June 2022

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