USDA Publishes Proposed CSF Rule for Mexico; Comments Due Sept. 29


This week USDA-APHIS published a proposed rule on Mexico’s classical swine fever (CSF) status. It would allow import of pork and pork products from all Mexican states except Chiapas, though imports from some states would be subject to certain conditions.

With regard to Chiapas, which is in the southern end of Mexico bordering Guatemala, APHIS determined that allowing pork imports from that state would still present an unacceptable risk of spreading CSF into the U.S. swine population.

The text of the proposed rule is available for review in the July 29 Federal Register, with comments due Sept. 29. If you have questions, please email Cheyenne Dixon or Dr. Nelson Huerta, or call 303-623-6328.