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Animal Health Status of Regions

Animal Health Status of Regions

List of APHIS-recognized animal health statuses of regions regarding specific animal diseases or pests, or acceptable commodities

Regions that APHIS considers to be affected with African horse sickness (AHS)

9 CFR 93.308 (a)(2)(i)

Africa, the continent of (except Morocco)

Oman

Yemen

Regions where African Swine Fever (ASF) exists or the Administrator has reason to believe that ASF exists

9 CFR 94.8 (a)(2)

Africa, the continent of

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Brazil, excluding the State of Santa Catarina

China, People’s Republic of

Cuba

European Union- any restricted zone in the European Union (EU) established by the EU or any EU Member State because of detection of African swine fever in domestic or feral swine

Georgia

Haiti

Mauritius

Moldova

Russia

Ukraine

Regions classified by APHIS as having either negligible risk or controlled risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

9 CFR 92.5

Regions of negligible risk for BSE

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Bulgaria

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

Germany

Hungary

Iceland

India

Israel

Italy

Japan

Korea, Republic of

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Mexico

Namibia

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom, region of Northern Ireland

Uruguay

Regions of controlled risk for BSE

Canada

France

Greece

Ireland

Nicaragua

Taiwan

United Kingdom, regions of England, Scotland and Wales

Regions that APHIS has declared free of classical swine fever (CSF)

9 CFR 94.9 (a) and 9 CFR 94.10 (a) 

Australia

*Brazil, State of Santa Catarina only

Canada

*Chile

Fiji

Iceland

Marshall Islands

*Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

New Zealand

Norway

Palau

* APHIS has declared these regions to be free of CSF; however the importation of swine, pork or pork products into the United States from these regions is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 94.32 because one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. The region supplements their pork supplies with fresh (chilled or frozen) pork imported from regions considered to be affected with CSF;

  2. The region supplements their pork supplies with pork from CSF-affected regions that is not processed in accordance with the requirements of part 94;

  3. The region shares a common land border with CSF-affected regions;

  4. The region imports live swine from CSF-affected regions under conditions less restrictive than would be acceptable for importation into the United States. 

Regions that APHIS has declared low risk for CSF

9 CFR 94.9 (b) and 9 CFR 94.10 (b)

*APHIS-defined European CSF region: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus**, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

*The importation of pork, pork products, and swine from the APHIS-defined European CSF region is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 94.31. In addition swine semen imported from the APHIS-defined European CSF region is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 98.38.

**Excluding those areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.

Regions that APHIS has temporarily removed from free list due to CSF detection

Japan

Regions that APHIS considers to be affected with Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) or trades horses freely with a region in which CEM exists without testing for CEM  

9 CFR 93.301 (c)(i)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatia

European Union, member States of the

Guinea-Bissau

Japan

Macedonia

Montenegro

Norway

Serbia

South Africa, Republic of

Korea, Republic of

Switzerland

Regions Free of Fever Ticks

9 CFR 93.427

Mexico, the State of Sonora

Mexico, the State of Chihuahua, exluding the municipalities of Guadalupe y Calvo and Morelos

Regions that APHIS has declared free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)

9 CFR 94.1 (a)(1)  

*Argentina, a region consisting of the areas of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B only

  Australia

*Austria

*Bahamas

Barbados

*Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

*Brazil, State of Santa Catarina only

Canada

*Channel Islands

*Chile

Costa Rica

*Croatia

*Cyprus, excluding those areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.

*Czech Republic

*Denmark

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

*Estonia

Fiji

*Finland

*France

*Germany

*Greece

Greenland

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

*Hungary

Iceland

*Ireland

*Italy

Jamaica

*Japan

*Latvia

*Liechtenstein

*Lithuania

*Luxembourg

*Malta

Marshall Islands

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

*Namibia, excluding the region north of the Veterinary Cordon Fence

*Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

*Norway

Palau

Panama

*Papua New Guinea

*Poland

*Portugal

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

*Slovakia

*Slovenia

*Spain

*Sweden

*Switzerland

Trinidad and Tobago

*United Kingdom 

*APHIS has declared these regions to be free of foot-and-mouth disease; however, the importation of meat and other animal products from these regions into the United States is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 94.11 because one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. The region supplements its national meat supply by the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) meat of ruminants or swine from regions that APHIS considers to be affected with foot-and-mouth disease;

  2. The region has a common land border with regions considered to be affected with foot-and-mouth disease;

  3. The region imports ruminants or swine from regions considered to be affected with foot-and-mouth disease under conditions less restrictive than would be acceptable for importation into the United States.                     

Importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef and ovine meat from specified regions

APHIS has not declared the following regions to be free of FMD; however, the importation of certain commodities from these regions into the United States is allowed if requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.29, in addition to other applicable requirements, are met.

Fresh (chilled or frozen) beef and ovine meat

  • Uruguay

Fresh (chilled or frozen) beef

  • Northern Argentina (a region defined in 9 CFR 94.29)

  • Brazil, only a region composed of the States of Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, São Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins

Regions APHIS has recognized as affected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of any subtype.

 9 CFR 94.6 (a)(2)

Afghanistan

Albania

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Benin

Bhutan

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Cameroon

China, People’s Republic of

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Ghana

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Korea, Republic of

Kuwait

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lebanon

Libya

Macau (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)

Malaysia

Myanmar

Nepal

Niger

Nigeria

Pakistan

Palestinian Authority

The Philippines

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

South Africa, Republic of

South Sudan, Republic of

Sudan

Taiwan

Thailand

Togo

Turkey

Uganda

Ukraine

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

Please note that this list might not include all regions for which APHIS currently imposes trade restrictions due to sporadic outbreaks of animal diseases. See the Temporary Restrictions webpage for a list of regions under temporary restrictions.  

If you have any questions, or require further information related to imports of live animals, birds, or products, please contact National Import Export Services at (301) 851-3300

Regions APHIS considers free of Newcastle disease (ND)

9 CFR 94.6 (a)(1)

*Argentina

Australia 

Canada

Chile

Costa Rica 

** European Union Poultry Trade Region, a region of the European Union consisting of the Member States of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

Fiji

Iceland

Japan

*Mexico, States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan only

New Zealand

***Switzerland, excluding the Canton of Neuchatel and the Canton of Ticino

* APHIS has declared these regions to be ND free; however, the importation of live poultry, poultry meat, and other poultry products from these regions into the United States is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 94.33 because one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. The region supplements its meat supply by the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) poultry meat from regions where ND is considered to exist;

  2. The region shares a common land border with regions where ND is considered to exist;

  3. The region imports live poultry from regions where ND is considered to exist under conditions less restrictive than would be acceptable for importation into the United States. 
     

**The importation of poultry meat and products, and live birds and poultry, from the APHIS-defined EU Poultry Trade Region into the United States is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 94.28.  

***The overall disease status of Switzerland for ND is free. However, special restrictions are in effect for the Canton of Neuchatel and the Canton of Ticino.

Importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from specified regions

APHIS has not declared the following regions to be free of ND; however, the importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from these regions into the United States is allowed if requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.30, in addition to other applicable requirements, are met.

  • Mexico, States of Sinaloa and Sonora only

Regions Free of Scrapie

9 CFR 93.405

Australia

New Zealand

Regions APHIS considers affected with screwworm

9 CFR 93.301, 9 CFR 93.405, 9 CFR 93.505 and 9 CFR 93.600 

Angola

Argentina

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Benin

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Central African Republic

China, People’s Republic of

Colombia

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the

Côte d'Ivoire

Dominican Republic

Easter Island

Ecuador

Equatorial Guinea

French Guiana

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Jamaica

Kenya

Kuwait

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Lesotho

Liberia

Macau

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Mauritania

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nigeria

Oman

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Paracel Islands

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Qatar

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

South Africa, Republic of

Spratly Islands

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Swaziland

Taiwan

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Uganda

United Arab Emirates

Uruguay

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Regions that APHIS has declared free of swine vesicular disease (SVD)

9 CFR 94.12 (a) 

Australia

*Austria

*Bahamas

*Belgium

Belize

*Bosnia and Herzegovina

*Bulgaria

*Brazil, Santa Catarina State only

Canada

*Chile

Costa Rica

*Croatia

*Cyprus, excluding those areas of the Republic of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic of Cyprus does not exercise effective control.

*Czech Republic

 *Denmark

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

*Estonia

Fiji

Finland

*France

*Germany

*Greece

Greenland

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

*Hungary

Iceland

*Ireland

*Italy, the regions of Emilia-Romagna, Fruili, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Piemonte, Valle d' Aosta, and Veneto, and the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano only

Japan

*Kosovo

*Latvia

*Liechtenstein

*Lithuania

*Luxembourg

*Macedonia

*Malta

Marshall Islands

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

*Montenegro

*Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Norway

Palau

Panama

*Poland

*Portugal

Romania

*Serbia

*Slovakia

*Slovenia

*Spain

Sweden

*Switzerland

*United Kingdom

*APHIS has declared these regions to be free of swine vesicular disease; however, the importation of pork or pork products from these regions into the United States is subject to restrictions specified in 9 CFR 94.13 because one or more of the following conditions apply:

  1. The region supplements their national pork supply by the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) meat of animals from regions where swine vesicular disease is considered to exist;

  2. The region has a common border with regions where swine vesicular disease is considered to exist;

  3. The region imports or have trade practices that are less restrictive than are acceptable to the United States.

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