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Restrictions on Meat Imports from Croatia May be Relaxed

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that Croatia is free of foot-and-mouth disease, swine vesicular disease and rinderpest and is low risk for classical swine fever. APHIS has also determined that the surveillance, prevention and control measures implemented by the European Union and Croatia are sufficient to minimize the likelihood of introducing these diseases into the United States via imports of species or products susceptible to these diseases.

Public comments on these determinations, as well as an associated evaluation APHIS has prepared, are being accepted through April 6. If these determinations are finalized APHIS would relax current restrictions on imports of certain animals and animal products from Croatia.

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