STC Number - 122

FMD Restrictions

Maintained by: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Raised by: Argentina
Supported by:
First date raised: March 2002 G/SPS/R/26, para. 20
Dates subsequently raised: June 2002 (G/SPS/R/27, paras. 46-47)
Number of times subsequently raised: 1
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered: 02 Meat and edible meat offal
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; Pest or Disease free Regions / Regionalization
Status: Resolved
Solution: Argentina reported that the issue of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's FMD restrictions had been resolved.
Date reported as resolved: 01/03/2004

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

Argentina requested the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to accept imports of animal-based products that had followed the risk mitigation procedures identified in the OIE Animal Health Code. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela stated that Argentina had not been listed as an FMD-free zone in an OIE Bulletin dated 17 March 2002, and that the Pan-American Health Office had reported on a new FMD outbreak in Argentina in a 6 March 2002 report.
In June 2002, Argentina noted that despite bilateral contacts, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela had not provided any further information nor its risk assessment to Argentina. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela indicated that it recognized the region of Argentina south of the 42nd parallel as free from FMD without vaccination, and was prepared to import meat from this region. With respect to the other regions of Argentina, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela followed the OIE recommendations, however it was willing to consult with Argentina on the matter.
In March 2004, the Argentina reported that the issue of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's FMD restrictions had been resolved.