Thailand reopens market for Polish eggs - ministry

Poland is the seventh largest producer of eggs in the European Union. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Poland has received official certification from the Thai government that lifts a ban on the export of Polish eggs and egg products to Thailand, the Agriculture Ministry has said citing the Chief Veterinary Inspectorate (GIW).

The statement published by the ministry states that the Thai authorities do not require additional procedures related to the approval of Polish plants on their market.

In March, the Thai government decided to introduce a temporary ban on the export of eggs to Thailand as a result of the the outbreak of coronavirus. The Thai market is running out of eggs and their prices are rising rapidly. It is estimated that consumption increased two- to three-fold, while eggs are not available in some locations, the National Chamber of Poultry and Feed Producers (KIPDiP) said.

Poland is the seventh largest producer of eggs in the European Union. It is also a significant exporter of eggs, 35 percent of eggs produced in the country are exported abroad, KIPDiP added.