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September 11, 2020 - Serum Importation from USA into Mexico - ISIA Statement

Based on questions from several members, and with input from our legal team, ISIA has recommended to USDA that the word “any” be removed from the affidavit for import into Mexico. 
We would ask that rather than sign this affidavit, members join us in working to convince SAGARPA and USDA to change the wording to: 
        which is designed to destroy, inactivate or eliminate viruses, bacteria or         causal agents that can cause animal health risk.
(Read the complete Statement)

August 28, 2020 - 131 Top Forms Online Submission Only - Export Health Certificates (3rd countries)

This is a reminder that you should no longer be submitting applications by email for any of the top 131 most commonly used Export Health Certificates and you should instead be using EHC Online.  
Reference Guides
     Export health Certificates Available 
     EHC Online Manage Access
     Guidance of Exporters to Manage EHC App
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently awarded contracts to purchase up to eight million low-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags, which will help increase overall animal disease traceability in cattle and bison. The contract allows APHIS to purchase additional tags each year for up to five years.
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August 26, 2020 - PLEASE READ

ANNOUNCEMENT - Switch to IPAFFS for POAO/CHED-P import notifications on 7 Sept 2020

August 19, 2020 - Countdown

July 30, 2020 - APHIS

July 24, 2020 - Notification from DEFRA

June 9, 2020 - Regulation (EU) 2020/762 amending Regulation (EU) No 142/2011

May 28, 2020 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/714

May 11 - UPDATE

April 10 - Message from USDA APHIS -- EU

NVSL confirmed on April 8, 2020 HPAI in a commercial turkey meat premises in South Carolina.

APHIS attempted to convince the EU to zone and ban only a portion of South Carolina (or at least only South Carolina), but the EU has insisted that their regulation requires USDA to (at least temporarily) immediately stop endorsement of the certificates for fresh/frozen meat to and transiting the EU from the entire United States.     (See all info by clicking link above)

April 8 - USDA APHIS

March 20 - TRACES.NT registration

March 10 - TRACES NT users

March 3 - Transition to TRACES 

Feb. 20 - URGENT  

Business Readiness- Registration Journey

Feb. 13 - Importers of HRFNAO from outside the EU must use TRACES NT now.              

TWO NEW REGULATIONS FROM DEFRA:  Smarter Rules for Safer Food.

UK will leave the European Union on 31st January 2020

DEFRA Import and Export Newsletter

ISIA, as an important "Stakeholder" for serum import and export, is now receiving newsletters from DEFRA regarding BREXIT.  As each issue arrives we will post it here on the ISIA website and LinkedIn.   
Issue #1 -  8 August, 2019    
Issue #2 -  9 September, 2019
     Process Map Exporting Meat of Animal Origin
Issue #3 -  24 September, 2019
Issue #4 - 8 October, 2019
Issue #5 - 15 Ocotober, 2019
Changes in trade of animals and animal products from December 14, 2019 - action required

Brexit Podcasts links

Press Releases

UK secures 'listed status' to protect £5bn export market
USDA Risk Assessment - Phase 2 is under way!
Country of Origin vs Source-  We are finally in a position to determine the actual geographic SOURCE of the material as distinct from Country of Origin - ie: the country where the last substantial and irreversible transformation took place.  Your regulatory team is investigating this with a view to devise some satisfactory definitions as industry benchmarks.

September 2018 - Changes to USDA import permits and export certificates for fetal bovine serum to and from Canada APHIS and CFIA

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