STC Number - 55

TSE-related import restrictions of live cattle

Maintained by: Israel
Raised by: European Union
Supported by: Switzerland
First date raised: November 1998 G/SPS/R/13, paras. 35-36
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/ISR/2, G/SPS/GEN/1269
Products covered: 0102 Live bovine animals.
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; Food safety; Human health; International Standards / Harmonization; Zoonoses
Status: Resolved
Date reported as resolved: 16/10/2013

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

The European Communities said that it was not entirely clear how Israel categorized countries' BSE status, and that the notification did not provide sufficient information. It listed a number of requirements which appeared not to be justified, and were not based on OIE recommendations. The European Communities requested an explanation of the notified legislation, and submitted a number of questions for written comment by Israel. Israel requested the EC questions in writing..