Ad Hoc Group on Covid-19 and Safe Trade in Animals and Animal Products Electronic Consultations – 16 December 2020 to 16 February 2021

Meetings of the OIE ad hoc Group on COVID-19 and safe trade in animals and animal products (the Group) were held as videoconferences on 16 December 2020 and 16 February 2021 with interim discussion conducted by exchange of emails. In response to the latest animal and human events observed in mink farms the Group was tasked with reviewing (and revising, if necessary) its Considerations on the application of sanitary measures for international trade related to COVID-19 document1 and the trade-related component of OIE’s Questions and Answers on COVID192. In addition, it was asked to assess the risk to human health posed by international trade in mink pelts and, if appropriate, recommend risk mitigation measures.d