Framework for Implementing and Maintaining the Arrangement between the CFIA and the USDA for the Recognition of Foreign Animal Disease Control and Eradication Zones
Guiding Principles and Approaches

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  1. Shared responsibility: Preparing for and limiting the negative impacts of an HCFAD outbreak in either the United States or Canada is a concern shared by APHIS, CFIA, and other Federal, State, Provincial, Tribal, and non-governmental stakeholders. It is therefore necessary to establish mechanisms to:
    • Engage CFIA and APHIS with other stakeholders to cooperatively develop the means and mindset to effectively implement the Arrangement during an HCFAD outbreak;
    • Support joint priority setting and harmonized work planning; and
    • Enhance efficiency through optimization of resources at multiple levels.
  2. Cooperation: An on-going cooperative effort between CFIA, APHIS, and other stakeholders in both countries is necessary to maintain the Arrangement over the long term. It is the intent of CFIA and APHIS to:
    • Develop a governance structure and forums to support the sustained effort; and
    • Create an environment in which openness, sharing, and consensus building are encouraged.
  3. Credibility: In-depth knowledge of and trust in FAD management practices in both countries is critical to the credibility of the Arrangement among stakeholders and supports good decision-making during an HCFAD outbreak. It is therefore necessary to:
    • Ensure that the Framework remains current and based on internationally accepted principles of risk assessment and risk management;
    • Engage with stakeholders to develop and carry out projects to build support and acceptance of the Arrangement.
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