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South Korea agrees to regionalized approach to HPAI bans

Science-based agreement allows for HPAI-based trade restrictions at state level instead of country level so unaffected U.S. producers can keep shipping poultry, poultry products and eggs to Korea.

When avian flu was detected in the U.S. in 2015, South Korea completely shut out imports from all regions, regardless of where the avian flu was found. A new agreement announced March 14 allows for regionalization so trade is limited only with those regions where highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) occurs.

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