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FMD Concerns Raised over Brazilian Meat Exports to US

04 April 2014

GLOBAL - Nicargua, backed by El Salvador and Guatemala has warned the US that lifting restriction on meat imports from Brazil would expose Central America to a higher risk of the disease.

However, the US told the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Committee that its controls and risk assessment are stringent.

The US has called on the three Central American countries to submit scientific evidence to support their concerns since comments can still be received on the proposal.

Brazil said its beef is safe and of good quality, and that the US risk assessment is sound.

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