STC Number - 65

Import restrictions on beef

Maintained by: Korea, Republic of
Raised by: Argentina
Supported by:
First date raised: July 1999 G/SPS/R/15 paras. 13-14
Dates subsequently raised:
Number of times subsequently raised: 0
Relevant documents: G/SPS/GEN/109and G/SPS/GEN/130
Products covered: 0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.; 0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
Primary subject keyword: Animal Health
Keywords: Animal health
Status: Not reported
Date reported as resolved:

Extracts from SPS Committee meeting summary reports

Argentina raised concerns regarding Korea's denial of access to Argentine beef without specifying its sanitary requirements or visiting Argentina to verify its sanitary status. Korea replied that since it had been free of FMD for 60 years, it applied very strict requirements. Korea believed it was acting consistently with OIE recommendations, and offered to discuss the matter bilaterally.