STC Number - 28

Notification on wheat, rye and triticale

Maintained by: Switzerland
Raised by: Argentina
Supported by:
First date raised: July 1997 G/SPS/R/8, para. 32
Dates subsequently raised: October 2004 (G/SPS/R/35, para. 91)
Number of times subsequently raised: 1
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/CHE/5
Products covered: 11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten; 1002 Rye.
Primary subject keyword: Plant Health
Keywords: Plant health
Status: Resolved
Solution: Recognition of disease free status.
Date reported as resolved: 01/10/2004

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

Argentina expressed concern with regard to rising trade barriers on wheat grain for industrial and planting purposes. Argentina was free from tilletia indica (Karnal bunt). Argentina requested a full draft of the proposed Swiss measure notified as G/SPS/N/CHE/5, including access to the risk analysis and other scientific documents which substantiated the proposal. Switzerland assured Argentina that the scientific basis for the notified measure would be provided as soon as possible.
In October 2004, Switzerland stated that this issue was resolved as Argentina was free from triticale indica and therefore the measure did not apply to them. Argentina concurred that the issue was resolved.