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APHIS signs poultry regionalization agreement with China

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WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is announcing a regionalization agreement with China for safe trade of poultry products. The countries agree to follow all international standards, guidelines and recommendations related to regionalization.

This agreement will help our farmers and ranchers by maintaining export markets, which will reduce the overall impact of an outbreak to our agriculture industry, USDA announced.

Regionalization is an important tool animal health officials can use to protect against disease spread, the department added. When disease strikes, unaffected regions are still eligible for international trade. Because the animals in regions affected by. . .

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