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   US Lifts Ban On Pork Imports From Mexico
by Reuters
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:05PM EST

CHICAGO - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a rule recognizing Mexico free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF), which will allow all states in Mexico to export pork to the United States, the agency said in a release on Friday.

At the request of Mexico’s government, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) completed a thorough review, which included updating its initial risk assessment in 2016 following a 2015 site visit. 

As a result, APHIS determined that the risk of introducing CSF into the United States through imports of live swine, swine genetics, pork and pork products is very low, the agency said. 

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