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The consultation closed 2014-08-31.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have released a draft framework for consultation that outlines how Canada and the U.S. will recognize and accept each other's decisions about animal disease zones in the event of an animal disease outbreak.

This Canada-U.S. agreement was announced on January 16, 2013 and is part of the Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Action Plan.

The CFIA is inviting stakeholders to comment on this framework until August 31, 2014.

Interested parties may provide comments by email, fax or mail to

Cheryl James
Acting National Manager, Terrestrial Animal Health Epidemiology and Surveillance Section
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Email: cheryl.james@inspection.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-773-7499
Fax: 613-773-7575
Floor 3 E, Room 215
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa ON K1A 0Y9
Canada

Correspondence should clearly indicate "Consultation on recognizing animal disease control zones" in the subject line.

When commenting, please consider

  • the benefits of this approach,
  • any gaps that may not have been addressed,
  • challenges that may exist in implementing this approach,
  • what the CFIA can do to mitigate these challenges, and
  • what you could do to mitigate these challenges.

Comments will be considered as the CFIA finalizes its framework with the USDA. A report summarizing the input received during this consultation will be made available on the CFIA's website.

Thank you for your participation.

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