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STC Number - 171
Animal health conditions and certification requirements for live fish
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0106 Other live animals.
Primary subject keyword:
Animal health; International Standards / Harmonization; Risk assessment
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In June 2003, Australia indicated that this new measure could affect Australian carp exports to EC member States. The United Kingdom had rejected live fish from Australia due to concerns about the existence of an unknown carrier state. Australia had suggested prior disinfection as a possible solution and had, furthermore, requested the risk assessment on which the measure was based, but this had not been provided. The representative of Australia noted that this requirement was not in line with OIE standards.
The European Communities replied that the time period for replying to comments had not yet been reached. The European Communities believed that the measures could be considered standard measures and that no risk assessment was necessary. However, EC authorities were ready to discuss this issue bilaterally with interested trading partners.
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