By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 30, 2014 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has cleared the Bangkok Bird Park Breeding and Research Center (BBPBRC) as a source of live captive birds, having been confirmed free from avian influenza.
In a circular, the DA said the Bangkok-based breeding center has passed the inspection conducted by the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) for biosecurity.
The DA said the BBPBRC has also complied with the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organization for Animal Health.
“Based on the inspection/ evaluation conducted to BBPBRC aviary in Thailand, accreditation to export live captive bred bird into the Philippines has been found to be acceptable,” the DA circular said.
The government lifted in 2012 the temporary ban imposed ton the importation of poultry, poultry and live birds from Thailand.
After the accreditation, the bird breeding facility would be allowed to export captive live birds to the Philippine subject to the usual quarantine rules and regulations.