Framework for Implementing and Maintaining the Arrangement between the CFIA and the USDA for the Recognition of Foreign Animal Disease Control and Eradication Zones
Appendix 7: Working Group Projects

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Proposed projects as of 1 November 2013:

  • Incorporate zoning recognition into current APHIS and CFIA FAD response plans and related documents to ensure it is considered during training exercises and an FAD outbreak.
  • Each country to develop and share documentation on procedures that it plans to use during an HCFAD outbreak to confirm freedom from disease in the disease-free zone(s).
  • Revise APHIS and CFIA import/export certificate language to reflect zoning provisions.
  • Develop a protocol for rapidly evaluating the economic impacts of resuming trade following an Extenuating Circumstances (Framework Section 2.4) outbreak.
  • Joint participation of Canada and the United States in cross-border FAD exercises that include zoning recognition and early re-opening of the international border to trade between disease-free zones.
  • Joint participation of CFIA and APHIS technical specialists in training on FAD response and zoning recognition.
  • On-going discussion of various outbreak scenarios to estimate consequences and outcomes, to inform decision-making on zoning recognition.
  • Preparation by each partner country of technical documents and talking points that address questions that may be raised about trade with disease-free zones in the affected country.
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