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:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/CHE/5 G/SPS/GEN/204/Rev.4
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: In October 2004, the representative of Switzerland stated that Argentina was free from Triticale indica and therefore the measure did not apply to them (G/SPS/R/35, par. 91).
Date reported as resolved: 01/10/2004

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In July 1997, the representative of Argentina, referring to the Swiss notification G/SPS/N/CHE/5 on wheat, rye and triticale, expressed concern with regard to rising trade barriers on wheat grain for industrial and planting purposes. Argentina was free from tilletia indica (Karnal bunt). She requested a full draft of the proposed measure, including access to the risk analysis and other scientific documents which substantiated the proposal. The representative of Switzerland assured Argentina that the scientific basis for the notified measure would be provided as soon as possible.

In October 2004, the representative of Switzerland stated that item number 151 of document G/SPS/GEN/204/Rev.4 on Switzerland's measures on wheat, rye and triticale was raised by Argentina in 1997. This issue was now resolved as Argentina was free from Triticale indica and therefore the measure did not apply to them. The representative of Argentina concurred that the issue was resolved.