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STC Number - 129
Import restrictions on spiced pork and salted meat products
First date raised:
, paras. 15-16
Dates subsequently raised:
November 2002 (
, para. 182 )
Number of times subsequently raised:
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.; 0210 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.; 1601 Sausages and similar products, of meat, meat offal or blood; food preparations based on these products.
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Argentina reported that the issue had been resolved with Cuba.
Date reported as resolved:
Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports
Argentina indicated that exports of spiced pork and salted meat products to Cuba were prohibited due to Cuba's zero risk approach with regard to FMD (G/SPS/GEN/325). Argentina had submitted evidence that the FMD virus would not be transmitted as a result of the processing of these products. Moreover, Argentina's proposed certification fully complied with OIE standards. Nonetheless, Cuba only permitted imports of bovine meat from countries free of FMD without vaccination. Argentina requested Cuba to lift its restrictions, or to provide sufficient scientific evidence to justify its measure. Cuba indicated that bilateral consultations had been initiated on the issue.
In November 2002, Argentina reported that a few technicalities needed to be sorted out before the issue was completely resolved.
In March 2004, Argentina reported that the issue had been resolved with Cuba.
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