Minister

Minister
Hon. Saboto Caesar

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  Welcome to the website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry & Labour.
The Ministry is the institutional body of the state responsible for the 
formulation, articulation and implementation of all policies and plans relating to Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry & Labour. 
The administrative arm of this Ministry is responsible for:
   - The co-ordination of all programmes of the various Departments, Divisions and Units.
  - The maintenance of communication with local, regional and international bodies affecting the functions of the Ministry.
  - The administration of revenue and expenditure transactions approved by Parliament.

The Ministry of Agriculture, through the Animal Health and Production Division has announced a temporary ban on the importation of all commercial imports of poultry, hatching eggs and fresh, frozen or chilled poultry products into Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Ministry says this due to ongoing outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in the United Kingdom.

An immediate ban has also been enforced on the importation of personal imports of live birds, feathers and foods containing poultry products.

All commercial imports of cooked poultry products from the UK may continue provided that they are accompanied by an appropriate veterinary export health certificate.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

 

SOURCE:  National Broadcasting Corporation

 

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