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USDA Reviewing Information Collection on Poultry Imports from Mexico

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Aug. 18 on the proposed extension of an information collection associated with the regulations allowing imports of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico, under conditions that protect against the introduction of Newcastle disease. To ensure that these items are safe for importation, certain data must appear on the foreign meat inspection certificate that accompanies them. APHIS also requires that serially numbered seals be applied to containers carrying these products.

APHIS is also accepting comments through Aug. 18 on a proposed new information collection for a U.S.-origin health certificate template. Exporters currently use several forms to certify that their animals meet the certification requirements of other countries, but APHIS has now developed an adaptable electronic export health certificate template for use by exporters and trading partners for the export certification of animals.

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