The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Ángel Estévez, reported that in 2015 the Dominican Republic could be declared CSF-free. This would allow the restart of the exports of pork and cured products to the international markets.
The Minister explained that the control of CSF is part of a health programme whose aim is to reduce the diseases of cattle and fowl.
Estévez claimed that the health inspections carried out in the Dominican Republic in cattle, swine and fowl in the last 55 months show the absence of diseases that may hinder the exportations of their meat.
“For the country to be declared CSF-free, 60 months are needed withouth as single case of the disease,” Mr. Estévez declared after announcing that the authorities are getting ready to make a declaration of the absence of this disease in April 2015.
Thursday, 20 November 2014/ Ministry of Agriculture/ Dominican Republic.