STC Number - 20

Restrictions on imports of rough rice

Maintained by: Honduras
Raised by: United States of America
Supported by:
First date raised: March 1997 G/SPS/R/7 para. 55
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/GEN/265 G/SPS/GEN/204/Rev.1
Products covered: 1006 Rice.
Primary subject keyword: Plant Health
Keywords: Plant health
Status: Resolved
Solution: In July 2001, the representative of the United States informed that Honduras had lifted its restrictions in 1997 (G/SPS/GEN/265).
Date reported as resolved: 01/07/2001

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In March 1997, the representative of the United States expressed concern that Honduras had not yet lifted its restrictions on imports of rough rice. The representative of Honduras assured the Committee that his authorities would intensify efforts to reach a rapid solution to the problem.

In July 2001, the representative of the United States introduced an update to the Secretariat document on specific trade concerns (G/SPS/GEN/204/Rev.1). The United States had examined the issues it had raised in the Committee to determine whether the issues had been resolved. This exercise had shown that the SPS Committee was a useful forum to address and resolve trade issues. The US document presented the US view on the status of the relevant issues, and the United States was prepared to discuss other Members' views on this status.