Export Health Certificates for Animal Products Under Review
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting through Oct. 16 comments on the proposed extension of the export health certificate for animal products. Forms VS-16-4 and VS-16-4A, Export Certificate for Animal Products and Export Certificate for Animal Products Continuation Sheet, serve as the official certification that the U.S. is free of rinderpest, foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, swine vesicular disease, African swine fever, bovine fever, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and contagious bovine pleuropneuomia. APHIS collects the name and address of the exporter and consignee, the quantity and unit of measure, the type of product being exported, the exporter’s identification, and the type of conveyance (ship, train or truck) that will transport the products. The form also asks for any declarations the receiving country might require, such as statements concerning where the product originated and how it was processed.