August 1, 2003
ASI Working With Mexico
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has been working with U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) on a regular basis regarding the exportation of adult sheep from the United States to Mexico. At the urging of ASI, USDA/APHIS has been in close contact with government officials in Mexico and has laid out procedures for compliance with the recent notification of new scrapie requirements on sheep being imported into Mexico and is awaiting a response.
ASI believes that the United States is able to comply with the spirit of Mexico?s notice and provide appropriate assurances regarding the health status of the sheep being exported.
Staff contact: Paul Rodgers, (304) 647-9981