Countries/Regions Free of Rinderpest

Rinderpest

Regions that APHIS has declared free of rinderpest.

9 CFR 94.1 (a)(1)

*Argentina, a region consisting of the areas of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B only[VJ-A1] 

*Australia

*Austria

*Bahamas

Barbados

*Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

*Brazil, State of Santa Catarina only

Canada

*Channel Islands

*Chile

Costa Rica

*Croatia

*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

Marshall Islands

Mexico

Micronesia, Federated States of

*Namibia

*Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

*Norway

Palau

Panama

*Papua New Guinea

*Poland

*Portugal

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

*Slovakia

*Slovenia

South Africa, Republic of

*Spain

*Sweden

*Switzerland

Trinidad and Tobago

*United Kingdom

Uruguay


* APHIS has declared these regions to be free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease; however the importation into the United States of meat and other animal products from these regions 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 from regions that APHIS considers to be affected with rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease;

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

  3. The region imports ruminants or swine from regions considered to be affected with rinderpest or 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 rinderpest; 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, 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 only 


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