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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD51 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: Addition of Namibia to the List of Countries Eligible to Export Meat Products to the United States 

FSIS is proposing to amend its meat products inspection regulations to add Namibia to the list of countries eligible to export meat products to the United States (9 CFR 327.2). Namibia is not currently listed as eligible to export such products to the United States. If this proposed rule is adopted, any meat and meat products exported to the United States from Namibia will be subject to reinspection at the ports-of-entry for transportation damage, labeling, proper certification, general condition, and accurate box count. FSIS will also conduct other types of inspection, including examination of products for defects and sampling and laboratory analysis of products' chemical residues, or for microbiological contamination. Products that pass reinspection will be stamped with the official United States mark of inspection, and allowed to enter United States commerce. If they do not meet United States requirements, they will be refused entry and must be re-exported, destroyed, or converted to animal food.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 327.2(b)   
Legal Authority: The Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA)    21 USC 620   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andreas Keller
Director, International Equivalence Staff (IES)
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 3805, South Building,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 690-5646
Fax:202 690-3856