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1 J. Pérez-Lanzac/E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 1 EC Notification Authority and Enquiry Point for the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures SANCO/D3

2 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 2 USA395 Brazil150 EC48 Chile47 Canada38 Colombia34 Taiwan33 Philippines33 Korea32 New Zealand experienced a big increase in notifications

3 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 3 SPS All types of measures to: Protect human or animal health from contaminants in food Protect human health from plant- / animal-carried disease Protect animal or plant health from pests or diseases Protect territory from damage by pests TBT technical regulations (mandatory) standards (voluntary) conformity assessment procedures Objectives inter alia National security requirements Prevent deceptive practices Protect human health and safety Protect animal and plant health Protect the environment Scope

4 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 4 SPS or TBT? Regulation requiring pasteurization Regulation setting MRLs for pesticides List of allowed additives SPS Regulation specifying what milk products can be called Nutritional labelling Packaging sizes and markings TBT

5 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 5 Co-ordination meetings with Member States SPS Committee in Geneva: at least 3 times/year. SANCO/D3 organise a meeting (3-4 weeks before) with SPS representatives of the MS (agriculture, health, trade). In the Agenda: the issues to discuss in SPS Committee, but also others SPS points (not for Geneva) that are of interest to MS: bilateral issues, relevant information, closed cases… 133 Committee is informed of the agenda of the SPS Committee.

6 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 6 Developing countries are beginning to notify. Central & South America notify ¼ of all notifications. Chile as much as the EC.

7 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 7 EC Member States notify measures in compliance with the procedure set by Directive 98/34 on Technical Regulations Information Exchanges (TRIS). SANCO controls compliance and prepares the notification.

8 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 8 SANCO notified 22 measures to the TBT agreement in Notifications Years Notifications to the WTO' TBT + SPS Agreements by SANCO and other Directorates TBT Other Directorates TBT SANCO SPS SANCO

9 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 9 Only ¼ of the SPS EC notifications collect comments. In 2006 the EC collected 32 Comments a half of which from USA.

10 J. Pérez-Lanzac & E. Beltrán (SANCO D3) 10 ARE/12 live domestic and wild birds from Greece AUS/198 Draft Generic Import Risk Analysis Report for Chicken Meat. JPN/161 Plant Protection Law. JPN/166 standards and specifications for on enrofloxacin residues. NZL/344 Wood Packaging Material from all countries USA/1050/Add.1 fruits and vegetables regulations USA/1187 Importation of Nursery Stock, Proposed Rule. USA/1250 Data Requirements for Biochemical and Microbial Pesticides. USA/1307 Revision of Fruits and Vegetables Import Regulations Examples of comments sent. Note: Numerous are dealt with bilaterally (TRADE or EC Delegation) or SANCO with Permanent Representation in Brussels

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