STC Number - 170

Live animals and animal products

Maintained by: European Union
Raised by: Australia
Supported by:
First date raised: June 2003 G/SPS/R/30, paras. 68-69
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/EEC/190
Products covered: 01 Live animals; 05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included; 0106 Other live animals.
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

Australia stated that the notified measure would affect its alpaca exports to EC member States although Australia had been free from blue tongue for more than a decade, as recognized by many countries. Australia had submitted scientific evidence to the European Communities on several occasions and requested an update on this issue.
The European Communities clarified that the new notification was not due to a new regulation but merely a result of a simplification exercise which did not address Australia's situation. The European Communities indicated that it would respond to Australia's request directly.