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107 STAT. 2124 PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph: (2)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all poultry, or parts or products of poultry, capable of use as human food offered for importation into the United States from Canada and Mexico shall— "(i) comply with paragraph (1); or "(iiXD be subject to inspection, sanitary, quality, species verification, and residue standards that are eqmvalent to United States standards; and "(ID have been processed in facilities and under conditions that meet standards that are equivfilent to United States standards. "(B) The Secretary may treat as equivalent to a United States standard a standard of Canada or Mexico described in subparagraph (A)(ii) if the exporting country provides the Secretary with scientific evidence or other information, in accordance with risk assessment methodologies agreed to by the Secretary and the exporting country, to demonstrate that the standard of the exporting country achieves the level of protection that the Secretary considers appropriate.

    • (C) The Secretary may—

"(i) determine, on a scientific basis, that the standard of the exporting country does not achieve the level of protection that the Secretary considers appropriate; and "(ii) provide the basis for the determination in writing to the exporting country on request.". (f) FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION ACT.— Section 20(e) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 62(Ke)) is amended— (1) by striking "not be limited to—" and inserting "not be limited to the following:"; (2) by striking paragraph (1); (3) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (6) as paragraphs (3) throiigh (7), respectively; (4) by inserting after "not be limited to the following:" (as amended by paragraph (1)) the following new paragraphs: "(I)(A) Subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), a certification by the Secretary that foreign plants in Canada and Mexico that export carcasses or meat or meat products referred to in subsection (a) have complied with paragraph (2) or with requirements that are equivalent to United States requirements with regard to all inspection and building construction standards, and all other provisions of this Act and regulations issued under this Act. "(B) Subject to subparagraph (C), the Secretary may treat as equivalent to a United States requirement a requirement described in subparagraph (A) if the exporting country provides the Secretary with scientific evidence or other information, in accordance with risk assessment methodologies agreed to by the Secretary and the exporting country, to demonstrate that the requirement or standard of the exporting country achieves the level of protection that the Secretary considers appropriate. "(C) The Secretary may—