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Cablegate: Indonesia Bans Us Poultry

O 080511Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9475
DEPT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC
INFO AMEMBASSY MANILA
AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR
AMEMBASSY HANOI
AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
AMEMBASSY CANBERRA
AMCONSUL HONG KONG
USMISSION GENEVA

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001313


USDA DU/S LAMBERT, DU/S TERPSTRA,
FAS/OA YOST, MILLER, JACKSON
FAS/OCRA/RIKER, HIGGISTON, RADLER
FAS/OSTA/ HAMILTON, KNIGHT, ZIMMERMAN
DEPT PASS TO USDA/APHIS/FLEMING, FSIS/HARRIES
DEPT PASS USTR/WIESEL, EHLERS, OCONNER
MANILA FOR AG COUNSELOR PURDY, APHIS/ DOS SANTOS
KUALA LUMPUR FOR AG COUNSELOR COTTRELL
HANOI FOR AG COUNSELOR WADE
BANGKOK FOR AG COUNSELOR MEYER
CANBERRA FOR APHIS
HONG KONG FOR ATO SHULL
GENEVA FOR AG MIN COUNSELOR MILLER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD EAGR ID
SUBJECT: Indonesia Bans US Poultry

1. FAS/Jakarta received 8 Jul 08 a decree dated 1 Jul 08 from Dr.
Tjeppy Soedjana, Director General Livestock Services (DGLS),
Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture banning the importation into
Indonesia of US poultry. Unofficial translation follows.


"DGLS decree
No: 01004/KPTS/HK.340/F/07/2008.
Temporary Ban of Imported Poultry and Other Poultry Based Material
from US into Indonesian Territory

Decided:

1. To ban temporarily imported poultry, poultry based material, and
poultry based product form US to Indonesian territory.
2. Poultry, poultry based material, and poultry based products which
have been treated to inactivate Avian Influenza virus, can be
considered to be imported if it passes a risk analysis investigation
and obtains approval from DGLS.
3. Imported poultry, poultry based material, and poultry based
products is allowed to be imported if the poultry, poultry based
material, and poultry based products was loaded before May 26,
2008.
4. Imported poultry, poultry based material, and poultry based
products from other countries transiting the US can be considered to
be imported if approved by DGLS.
5. This regulation take into effect on the date they are enacted

July 1, 2008-07-08
Dr. Ir. Tjeppy D. Soedjana, M.Sc"

2. FAS/Jakarta has sought a meeting this week with DGLS to clarify
this decree, which appears to be based on a 10 Jun 08 notification
to the OIE by USDA confirming an outbreak of Low Path Avian
Influenza (LPAI) in Arkansas. Background and talking points as soon
as possible from USDA/W would be greatly appreciated.

Hume

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