The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to amend the livestock exportation regulations to eliminate pre-export tuberculosis and brucellosis testing for goats and breeding swine if the receiving country does not require such testing.

Some countries do not require goats and breeding swine to be tested for tuberculosis and brucellosis prior to export. However, APHIS’ current regulations require that such testing be conducted. The proposed amendments would relieve this unnecessary burden on producers by exempting goats and breeding swine from tuberculosis and brucellosis testing prior to export when testing is not required by the receiving country.

This action is published in the Sept. 17  Federal Register.

Consideration will be given to comments received on or before 16 November. Send two copies of postal mail or commercial delivery comments to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0067, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0067.

Submit a comment using the Federal eRulemaking portal. 

Source: ThePigSite