USDA AMENDS REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO IMPORTATION SWINE HIDES AND SKINS, BIRD TROPHIES AND RUMINANT HIDES AND SKINS
December 15, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the regulations governing the importation of animal byproducts to require that untanned swine hides and skins from regions with African swine fever and bird trophies from regions with exotic Newcastle disease meet certain requirements or go directly to an approved establishment upon importation into the United States.
The final rule is published in the Dec. 15 Federal Register and becomes effective Jan. 14, 2010.
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