STC Number - 315

Ukraine import restrictions on poultry and poultry products

Maintained by: Ukraine
Raised by: Mexico
Supported by:
First date raised: March 2011 G/SPS/R/62 paras. 32-34
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/N/UKR/54
Products covered:
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health; International Standards / Harmonization
Status: Resolved
Solution: In July 2018 (G/SPS/R/92/Rev.1) Mexico announced that its concern regarding STC 315 was resolved.
Date reported as resolved: 12/07/2018

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In March 2011, Mexico expressed concerns with Ukraine's emergency notification regarding the reappearance of Newcastle Disease (G/SPS/N/UKR/54), and noted that Mexico timeously provided reports on new outbreaks. Mexico asked Ukraine to modify its measures and apply the concept of regionalisation.

Ukraine indicated that Ukraine's decision had been taken in light of information from the OIE, according to which Mexico had reported the disease without compartmentalisation in 2010. Hence the principle of regionalisation was not relevant in this case. However, Ukraine was open to discussing the issue bilaterally.

The OIE indicated that the OIE did not recognize Newcastle Disease-freedom in the same way that it recognized Foot and Mouth Disease-freedom, and the best way to demonstrate freedom from Newcastle Disease was to indicate that a country was in full compliance with the relevant OIE Code chapters. The OIE would be happy to help resolve this matter using its informal mediation mechanism.

In July 2018, Mexico announced that its concern regarding STC 315 on Ukraine's import restrictions on poultry and poultry products was now resolved. Mexico expressed its gratitude to Ukraine.

Ukraine indicated that it had held constructive discussions with Mexico and confirmed that the issue was resolved.