STC Number - 149

Restrictions on food products

Maintained by: Panama
Raised by: European Union
Supported by:
First date raised: November 2002 G/SPS/R/28, paras. 195-196
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/GEN/1051
Products covered: 02 Meat and edible meat offal
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; Food safety; Human health; Zoonoses
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 stated that Panama had instituted a range of severe measures on imports of animal products. Although the law was intended to address risks related to FMD, BSE, Newcastle disease and other exotic diseases, the European Communities considered the law to be disproportionate and not science-based. In addition, the measure had not been notified. Panama indicated that it hoped to be able to provide a prompt response.