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USDA Reviewing Used Farm Equipment Import Prohibition Info Collection

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is requesting comments no later than Dec. 26 on an information collection related to the prohibition on the importation of used farm equipment from regions in which foot-and-mouth disease or rinderpest exist, unless the equipment has been steam-cleaned prior to export to the U.S. so that it is free of exposed dirt and other particulate matter. APHIS will collect the required information through the use of a certification statement completed by the farm equipment exporter and signed by an authorized official of the national animal health service of the region of origin stating that the steam-cleaning of the equipment has been done. If the information were not collected APHIS would be forced to discontinue the importation of any used farm equipment from FMD affected regions, a development that could have a damaging financial impact on exporters and importers of this equipment.

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