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  • One day Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Food Standards held

    Chaired by the Director General of BAFRA, a total of 25 participants from relevant key government agencies and private based food industries and BAFRA officials attended the meeting.
    Chaired by the Director General of BAFRA, a total of 25 participants from relevant key government agencies and private based food industries and BAFRA officials attended

    17 May 2017, Thimphu: A one-day Stakeholder Consultation Meeting was organised by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on the following Draft Food Standards (mandatory standards or technical regulation) at the Terma Linca Resort and Spa, Babesa yesterday on 16 May 2017.

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  • Towards Tourism and Strengthening Socio-Ecological Resilience in Kangchenjunga Landscape

    The Delegates from India, Nepal and Bhutan with the MoAF Bhutan Minister
    The Delegates from India, Nepal and Bhutan with the MoAF Bhutan Minister

    4 May, Thimphu: High level delegates from Bhutan, India and Nepal emphasised the need for regional cooperation on strengthening potentials and benefits of tourism at Thimphu in an event on ‘Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Kanchenjunga Transboundary Landscape’. Developing a short, medium and long term strategies focusing on nature and culture at transboundary level has been taken as a way forward as part of the Kangchenjunga Landscape Initiatives.

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  • 5 May 2017: Government Holiday- Zhabdrung Kuchoe

    Zhabdrung-Ngawang-NamgyelAll Government offices and schools in the Kingdom of Bhutan will be closed on Friday 5 May 2017 to observe the Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the Unifier of Bhutan.

    Zhabdrung Kuchoe is observed on the tenth day of the third Bhutanese month. Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyel entered into meditation when he was 58 for 12 years at the Puna Dewai Chenpoi Phodrang in 1651.

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  • Notification: Import of Pets

    Of late, some individuals have been advertising the sale of all types of imported breed of dogs/cats in the Social media particularly in Facebook (B – bay – Buying & Selling). Pursuant to Section 8.2 of the Livestock Act of Bhutan 2001 and Section 39 of the Livestock Rules& Regulation 2008, the import of animal notably pet dogs/cats for any purpose (commercial or, personal) shall be imported only with prior Import Permit issued by Regulatory Authority (BAFRA),upon fulfillment of certain conditions prescribed therein. Any breach on this requirement is considered as illegal and will be dealt as per the provisions of the above-mentioned Act.

    At present, there is no Registered Pet Dogs/Cats Importer for commercial purpose in Bhutan and any individuals wishing to import and/or, sell are advised to seek Prior Import Permit from BAFRA. Those customers wishing to buy pet animals within the country should first verify that the seller has Import Permit, In-country Movement Permit & Health Certificate as required by Livestock Act of Bhutan 2001 or,call BAFRA Toll Free No. 155 or, inform nearest BAFRA office to verify the authenticity of the Business Entity before purchasing the pet or, placing the order to purchase.

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