Import Alert: Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Restrictions for Equine Commodities Originating from or Transiting Mexico
Issuance Date: July 8, 2021
Effective Date: Immediately
Effective immediately, and until further notice, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) is placing restrictions on the importation of equine from Mexico, based on the diagnosis of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE).
VS will continue to require a permit for import of equine-derived materials such as serum.