Kuwait has begun to tighten procedures to prevent live sheep ‘exiting’ the country, especially those that are given subsidized fodder with the use of an electronic chip.
This came after the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources detected tampering with the exit of sheep from Kuwait, which made them address it to the General Administration of Customs in this regard, reports a local Arabic daily.
The authority demanded the customs not to allow the exit of sheep except after passing through the authority’s veterinary center in Salmi, to take the final ‘exit’ approval and since sheep with the chip are not allowed to leave the country because if they do, they will be in violation of the subsidized fodder law as per the decision issued by the Council of Ministers.
The sources pointed out that PAAAFR has informed the “customs” of the need to circulate these instructions to all employees, as it is not responsible for any consignment that leaves without passing through the authority’s veterinary center.
Meanwhile, the Acting Director General of the General Administration of Customs, Suleiman Abdulaziz Al-Fahd, issued instructions not to allow the exit of live sheep except after passing through the veterinary center in Al-Salmi.