STC Number - 429

United Arab Emirates measures on plant protection products

Maintained by: United Arab Emirates
Raised by: Turkey
Supported by:
First date raised: November 2017 G/SPS/R/88 paras. 3.6-3.7
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: Raised orally
Products covered: 38 Miscellaneous chemical products

Primary subject keyword: Plant Health
Keywords: Plant health; Pesticides; Certification, control and inspection
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

In November 2017, Turkey raised a concern regarding the United Arab Emirates Ministerial Decree No. 799 of 2005 as amended by Ministerial Decree No. 2364 of 2014, which required, for the registration of a pesticide, a certificate of registration from the country of origin, a certificate of registration in an OECD member State, and a trading certificate of the pesticide from an OECD member State. Turkey asked for the scientific reasons behind these requirements, highlighting that fulfilling these conditions was not always possible and created unjustifiable discrimination between WTO Members. Turkey reported that bilateral meetings with the United Arab Emirates had not led to progress.

The Chairperson noted that United Arab Emirates were not present at the meeting.