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US Imposes Schmallenberg Restrictions

16 March 2012

US - In response to the Schmallenberg outbreak in the EU, the US Department of Agriculture has placed additional restrictions on shipments of ruminant semen and embryos (germplasm) originating from the European Union (EU), which restricts imports of bovine germplasm collected in EU countries after June 1, 2011.

To be eligible for importation, any consignments of bovine germplasm, originating from the countries listed below must include a statement on the official export health certificate that they were collected prior to June 1, 2011.

Importations of live ruminants from the EU are currently prohibited due to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

No restrictions have been placed by APHIS at this time on any ruminant products or by-products.

Further Reading

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