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Horse Export to Resume Next Week

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Icelandic horse
Photo: Ian Funk.

Export of Icelandic horses to Liège, Belgium is to resume next week after being suspended following an accident caused by human error at Liege airport last month. A container with horses fell off a platform, causing severe injury to two horses and minor injuries to a third.

Two export companies have reported that export of Icelandic horses to Liège, Belgium will resume on January 20. Last week, Mikael Tal Grétarsson, Export Manager at Icelandair Cargo, stated that Belgian authorities suspended horse imports from Iceland and Icelandair Cargo will be required to adapt their procedure to the country’s recently-updated import regulations. He has confirmed that they intend to resume transport of horses next week, adding that while they still have some detail to iron out with the Belgian authorities, it’s all coming together.

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