The European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (section Animal Health and Welfare) yesterday discussed the situation with regard to classical swine fever (CSF) in Luxembourg, Spain and Germany. In Luxembourg, no new outbreaks have been reported after the three mid February and all further tests are negative. The Committee agreed therefore not to extend the protective measures adopted on 22 February. These measures (ban on the export of live pigs and porcine semen, ova and embryos from Luxembourg and prohibition of transit of live pigs through Luxembourg) will expire on 15 March.