APHIS has determined the Republic of Malta is free of certain significant livestock diseases -swine vesicular disease (SVD), African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease, and rinderpest. APHIS has also added the Republic of Malta to the APHIS-defined European Classical Swine Fever (CSF) region. This change would remove some of the current restrictions on imports of ruminants, breeding swine and their products from Malta. After a thorough evaluation, APHIS determined that the surveillance, prevention, and control measures implemented by the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Malta are sufficient to minimize the risk of introducing these diseases into the United States. View the determination here.
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