Poultry and Egg Export Information Collection Under Review by USDA
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting through Nov. 22 comments on the proposed extension of an information collection associated with U.S. exports of poultry and hatching eggs. Most receiving countries require a certification that U.S. poultry and hatching eggs are free of specific diseases, and this certification generally must carry the USDA seal and be endorsed by an authorized APHIS veterinarian. In addition, APHIS requires owners and exporters of poultry and hatching eggs to provide health and identification information. VS Form 17-6, Certificate for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export, is used to meet these requirements.