STC Number - 30

Regulation concerning warehouses and silos

Maintained by: Czech Republic
Raised by: European Union
Supported by:
First date raised: October 1997 G/SPS/R/9/Rev.1 (EN), para. 54; G/SPS/R/9 (FR, ES), para. 54
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered: 2308 Vegetable materials and vegetable waste, vegetable residues and by-products, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included.
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; Control, Inspection and Approval Procedures
Status: Resolved
Solution: In February 2001, the European Communities had accepted the clarifications provided by the Czech Republic.
Date reported as resolved: 01/02/2001

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In October 1997, the delegation of the European Communities sought clarification on another Czech regulation requiring warehouses and silos for storing cereals for animal feeding to be under state control for purposes of quality assurance. The Czech representative regretted that advance notice had not been given to his delegation of the EC intention to raise this issue, nor had the EC veterinary delegate in Budapest forwarded any concern to the relevant Czech authorities. In addition, the Czech Republic informed the Committee that, within the framework of the Protocol for veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation with the European Union, both harmonized and non-harmonized conditions existed for individual commodities. The grain products affected by the Czech regulation were most likely within the non-harmonized category. The Czech Republic indicated that they wished to pursue the matter bilaterally with the EC veterinary delegate at expert level.