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License Required for Export of Contagious Pneumonia Bug

C:Documents and SettingsCNSDesktopgreatseal.jpgWASHINGTON (CN) - Two cattle and goat pleuropneumonia-causing pathogens remain on the Commerce Control List because they are the strains most likely to spread and destroy livestock in the case of agricultural terrorism, according to a new Industry and Security Bureau rule amending the Export Administration Regulations.

Less dangerous strains no longer need licenses. Other amendments to the EAR reflect thatBarbados is now a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, Macau and Hong Kong are included in the entry for "China," for CWC purposes, and Croatia has been admitted to the Australia Group, a coalition of countries that agree to change export licensing measures to combat chemical and biological weapon making.

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