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Pork Imports from Mexico Allowed Under Specified Conditions

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that Mexico is free of classical swine fever and that live swine, pork, and pork products may safely be imported into the U.S. from Mexico. As a result, effective Jan. 16 APHIS will allow imports of such goods from all of Mexico, not just the nine previously approved states, subject to the following conditions.

- certification by a full-time salaried veterinary officer of the Mexican government that the pork or pork products originated in a CSF-free region

- pork or pork products must be derived only from swine that were born and raised in such a region and never lived in a CSF-affected region

- prohibition against comingling with pork or pork products that have been in a CSF-affected region

- any processing of the pork or pork products must be done in a federally inspected processing plant in a CSF-free region

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