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Certification Problems - Live Swine to USA

November 8th, 2019

The USDA has reported to CFIA problems with the export certificate HA1938 Export of Swine to the United States.

As stated in chapter 5, section 5.9 of the Accredited Veterinarians Manual, one of the health certificate requirement is to cross out and initial one of the following option:

Canada is free of African swine fever (ASF), Classical swine fever (CSF), Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), Swine vesicular disease (SVD), and Swine pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease, AD)

or

In the event of an outbreak of foreign animal disease, the swine covered by the health certificate did not originate from or transit through a current United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA APHIS) recognized zone or region established due to the detection of ASF, CSF, FMD, SVD, or AD. The swine had no contact with any swine or swine products (including imported swine or products) that were located in a current USDA APHIS recognized zone or region established due to the detection of ASF, CSF, FMD, SVD, or AD

Up to now, Canada meets the first option, so the second statement must be crossed out and initialed by the accredited veterinarian.

The USDA has advised that they may refuse entry to those shipments accompanied by a health certificate which do not meet the above specified requirements.

Special attention should be paid so that the requested cross-outs and initials are appropriately performed before signing and endorsing the export certificate.

Source: CSCB; CFIA

 


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