Washington Insider --Wednesday
Wed Jul 30, 2014 06:12 AM CDT

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Japan to Place New PEDv Sanitary Requirements on US, Canada Live Pig Imports

Live pigs imported into Japan from the US and Canada will be subject to new certification requirements to prevent the spread of livestock disease, Japan told the World Trade Organization Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures July 28.

The new requirements are to combat the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), a viral infection in pigs that causes severe dehydration, Japan said in a "notification of emergency measures." ...

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