New licensing arrangements for the movement of poultry from GB to NI from 30 January 2020.

The Trade restrictions introduced by DAERA on 13 December 2019 following the outbreak of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI) in Great Britain were lifted at midnight on 29 January 2020.

As a result of the restrictions being lifted the following General Licences have been reinstated:

DAERA/GEN/20/01 – Poultry & Hatching Eggs from Great Britain

 DAERA/GEN/20/02 – Racing Pigeons from Great Britain

 DAERA/GEN/20/03 – Ornamental Fowl & Captive Birds from Great Britain

 Importers of live poultry, hatching eggs, ornamental fowl, captive birds and racing pigeons from Great Britain no longer need to apply to DAERA to obtain a Specific Licence before they can import any of these consignments into Northern Ireland.

Contact point for import enquiries

Further information regarding the import of live birds, hatching eggs or poultry meat can be obtained from Trade Section: (028) 77442 096 or

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