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News Release

USDA APHIS Announces Final Rule on the Importation of Beef From a Region in Argentina

Docket No. APHIS-2014-0032

We are amending the regulations governing the importation of certain animals,
meat, and other animal products to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh
(chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Argentina located north of Patagonia South and
Patagonia North B, referred to as Northern Argentina. Based on the evidence in a recent risk
analysis, we have determined that fresh (chilled or frozen) beef can be safely imported from
Northern Argentina, subject to certain conditions. This action provides for the importation of
beef from Northern Argentina into the United States, while continuing to protect the United
States against the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease.

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