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STC Number - 312
Restrictions on beef exports due to BSE-related concerns
First date raised:
, paras. 162-164
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised:
01 Live animals
Primary subject keyword:
Animal health; Zoonoses
Date reported as resolved:
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In October 2010, Nicaragua raised concerns regarding Mexican restrictions on its beef exports because of BSE-related concerns. Nicaragua had requested Mexico to recognize its status as a "controlled risk" country, in line with its submission to the OIE. In addition, Mexico failed to approve Nicaraguan slaughterhouses, despite the fact that these had been approved by other countries.
The representative of the OIE stressed that according to the OIE standard, de-boned beef was a safe commodity with regard to BSE, irrespective of the BSE status of a country.
Mexico indicated that they were willing to work bilaterally with the government of Nicaragua to resolve these difficulties.
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