USDA amends import regulations regarding live swine and pork products from Chile

by 5m Editor
13 November 2003, at 12:00am

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is adding Chile to the list of regions recognized as free of classical swine fever.

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APHIS has conducted a risk assessment and has determined that Chile meets the requirements for recognition as free of CSF.

APHIS is also proposing to add certification requirements for origin and handling to ensure that live swine, pork and pork products imported into the United States from Chile are free of classical swine fever. Such certificates would be completed by veterinarians of the Chilean Agriculture and Livestock Service (Servicio y Agricola Ganadero, SAG). These actions will relieve restrictions on the importation of pork, pork products, live swine and swine semen from Chile while continuing to deter the introduction of classical swine fever into the United States.

Notice of this proposal is scheduled for publication in the Nov. 13 Federal Register. APHIS documents published in the Federal Register and related information, including the names of organizations and individuals who have commented on APHIS dockets, are available on the Internet at

Consideration will be given to comments received on or before Jan. 12, 2004. Comments may be submitted by postal mail, commercial delivery or by e-mail. If postal mail or commercial delivery is used, please send an original and three copies to Docket No. 03-009-1, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, Md. 20737-1238. If you use e-mail, address your comments to [email protected] Comments must be contained in the body of the message; do not send attached files. Please include your name and address in the message and use "Docket No. 03-009-1" on the subject line.

Source: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - 12th November 2003

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