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Levels of advancement

IV­8 Zoning

The authority and capability of the VS to establish and maintain disease free zones, as necessary and in accordance with the criteria established by the OIE (and by the WTO SPS Agreement where applicable).

  • 1.

    The VS cannot establish disease free zones.

  • 2.

    As necessary, the VS can identify animal subpopulations with

distinct health status suitable for zoning.

3.

The VS have implemented biosecurity measures that enable it to

establish and maintain disease free animal products, as necessary. 4. The VS collaborate with responsibilities and execute actions

zones for selected animals and

their stakeholders to define that enable it to establish and

maintain disease free zones for selected animals and animal products, as necessary. 5. The VS can demonstrate the scientific basis for any disease free zones and can gain recognition by trading partners that they meet the criteria established by the OIE (and by the WTO SPS Agreement where

applicable).

Results Strengths : In relation to FMD and CBPP well established and implemented zones, which have been recognized by the OIE Weaknesses :

Supporting documentation (documents or photos): OIE recognition of FMD and CBPP status updated yearly Detailed findings during visit: Visit of the impressive game and stock proof Veterinary Cordon Fence, which extends for 900 km, from nearly the Atlantic coast in the west to the Botswana border in the east, dividing the FMD buffer zone from surveillance and free zone. During the visit we also had an opportunity to examine a 27,000 hectares quarantine farm north of the VCF.

Priorities/Recommendations Short Term :

Medium / Long Term : Improve the animal health conditions in the FMD buffer and surveillance zones

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