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STC Number - 91
Restrictions on pork products
First date raised:
, paras. 31-32
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised:
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.; 0209 Pig fat, free of lean meat, and poultry fat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked.
Primary subject keyword:
Animal health; Human health; Zoonoses
Canada reported that the issue of Hungary's restrictions on pork products had been resolved.
Date reported as resolved:
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Canada reported that as of January 2001, Hungarian importers of pork products from Canada had not been able to obtain import certificates from Hungary's veterinary services. A similar disruption had occurred the previous year, and had been resolved through bilateral discussion. Canada asked Hungary to resume issuing import permits, or to provide a legitimate scientific justification for the measure. Hungary referred to fears over BSE transmission and cross-contamination of foodstuffs, and was willing to enter into bilateral consultations on the matter. Canada requested clarification on the relevance of feed cross-contamination to the importation of frozen pork.
In September 2004, Canada reported that the issue of Hungary's restrictions on pork products had been resolved.
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