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Chronic wasting disease (CWD) outside the UK

From 25 June 2023, Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the Crown Dependencies (Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) have suspended the import of live cervids and high risk cervid products, including urine hunting lures, from countries where CWD has been reported.

In addition, fresh cervid meat cannot be imported into Great Britain or the Isle of Man from countries affected with CWD unless it complies with the supplementary guarantee in the relevant health certificate for exports of live animals and animal products to Great Britain.

CWD has been reported in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Canada, USA and the Republic of Korea.

The following safeguard measures give effect to these decisions. This special measure applies from 25 June 2023 until they are revoked or amended.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a highly contagious and fatal disease that affects most wild and farmed deer species. Due to the species it affects it is not a big concern for the Isle of Man, but we put in the same restrictions as the UK to help to protect the UK’s wild and farmed deer populations.

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