New licensing arrangements for the movement of poultry from GB to NI from noon 13 December 2019

Following the confirmation of LPAI in Great Britain (GB), the following General Licences relating to the movement into Northern Ireland of live birds, hatching eggs, captive birds and pigeons have been revoked:

DAERA/GEN/18/01 – Poultry & Hatching Eggs from Great Britain

DAERA/GEN/17/02 – Racing Pigeons from Great Britain

DAERA/GEN/17/03 – Ornamental Fowl & Captive Birds from Great Britain

 All movements of live birds and hatching eggs from GB including those that transit ROI must be accompanied by a Specific Licence.  Applications should be made on the attached form and submitted to

Application form - live poultry, hatching eggs, captive birds and pigeons

There is no change at present to the General Licensing arrangements for Poultry Products these continue to be covered by the following:

 DAERA/GEN/17/04 – Poultry Products from Great Britain.

Please use the following link to access a summary information of the permitted imports by area and licence type in relation to the LPAI outbreak in Great Britain:

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) 7744 2101 or

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