STC Number - 38

Temporary prohibition of fresh pork and products

Maintained by: Argentina
Raised by: European Union
Supported by:
First date raised: March 1998 G/SPS/R/10, paras. 34-35
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/ARG/9, G/SPS/GEN/1051
Products covered: 0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; Pest or Disease free Regions / Regionalization
Status: Resolved
Solution: The European Union indicated that the issue was resolved (G/SPS/GEN/1051).
Date reported as resolved: 13/10/2010

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

The European Communities observed that the Argentine measure applied to the entire European Communities. The European Communities had taken measures to regionalize the EC member States with restrictions with regard to Classic Swine Fever. Argentina replied that it believed in the principle of regionalization, but had found that there was no basis to assume compliance within the European Communities. Argentina had requested information from a number of EC member States, but only four countries had responded. Classic Swine Fever was a highly infective OIE List A disease which had not occurred in Argentina since 1985. Argentina would assess information received so as to adjust its measure as appropriate.