STC Number - 118

Import licenses for agricultural products

Maintained by: Panama
Raised by: Canada
Supported by:
First date raised: March 2002 G/SPS/R/26, para.26
Dates subsequently raised: February 2007 (G/SPS/R/44, para. 61)
Number of times subsequently raised: 1
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered:
Primary subject keyword: Other concerns
Keywords: Members' Regulatory information; Other concerns
Status: Resolved
Solution: Concern resolved through a bilateral discussion.
Date reported as resolved: 01/02/2007

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

Canada stated that high level meetings were underway regarding the automaticity of Panama's import licensing procedures. Panama stated that Canada's concerns were being considered by the appropriate authorities.
In February 2007, Canada indicated that it considered this specific trade concern to be resolved. Canada had previously been concerned that the issuance of SPS-related import licenses was being hindered for non-SPS reasons, however that concern had been resolved through a bilateral discussion. Panama confirmed that the issue had been resolved and stressed their objective of smoother trade relations.