STC Number - 272

Rapid Alert System regarding mango imports

Maintained by: European Union
Raised by: Senegal
Supported by:
First date raised: June 2008 G/SPS/R/51, para. 156
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered: 080450 - Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens
Primary subject keyword: Food safety
Keywords: Control, Inspection and Approval Procedures; Food safety; Human health
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In June 2008, Senegal raised concerns regarding mango exports to the European Communities. In 2007, the rapid alert system had warned that the limit for a post-harvest product had been exceeded. In fact, this information had been based on a testing error. Senegal had asked for it to be corrected in the rapid alert system, but had received no response. Only one exporter had been concerned, but all mango exports from Senegal were being affected. Senegal asked the European Communities to lift the sanctions.