August 15, 2004
August, 2004 - Shipments of live U.S. slaughter sheep into Mexico resumed in early July following a two-week shutdown of the border due to new regulations implemented by Mexico. The new regulations required an additional inspection of live sheep, as well as other species, once the animal entered into Mexico. Adequate Mexican import inspection facilities were not readily available at some ports, which in turn prevented the live-animal shipments.
Mexico now has facilities to accommodate the inspections.