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CSF status of the Mexican state of Nayarit

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA are proposing to amend the regulations for importing animals and animal products by adding the Mexican State of Nayarit to the list of regions considered free of classical swine fever (CSF).

This proposed action is at the request of the Mexican Government and the State of Nayarit, following a risk evaluation indicating that Nayarit is free of the disease. They are also proposing to add Nayarit to the list of CSF -affected regions whose exports of live pigs, pork and pork products to the US must meet certain certification requirements to ensure their freedom from CSF.

These actions would relieve certain CSF-related restrictions on the import to the US of pork, pork products, live pigs and pig semen from Nayarit while continuing to protect against the introduction of this disease into the US.

All comments will be considered on or before April 2, 2007.
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