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  • Canada and Mexico Reach Agreement on a Sanitary Protocol for Small Ruminants
    Canada and Mexico have finalized a bilateral export certificate for the trade of small ruminants. Senior government officials from both countries will collaborate in enhanced efforts to advocate for an expeditious removal of the United States' bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-related ban on the transit of live sheep and goats by land through the United States (U.S.), so that trade between Canada and Mexico can flow freely. Canada has raised this issue with the U.S. at all levels and on numerous occasions in the past, and will continue to do so.In terms of the status of the United States' anticipated publication of its small ruminant import rule, it is expected to be published in the near term, followed by a 60-day public comment period. Any required revisions to the rule will be made once the comments have been received and reviewed by the United States Department of Agriculture.​  

          Market Access Secretariat | Secrétariat à l'accès aux marchés 

          Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

          July 12, 2016



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