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Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Notification of emergency measures - United Arab Emirates - Domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs and poultry
日期:2021/01/05
作者:United Arab Emirates
文件編號:G/SPS/N/ARE/225
附件下載:GSPSNARE225.pdf
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NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY MEASURES

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Notifying Member: United Arab Emirates

If applicable, name of local government involved:

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Agency responsible: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)

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Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Live poultry (HS Code: 0105), and poultry products including poultry meat (HS Code: 0207), day-old chicks (HS Code: 0105.11), hatching eggs, except heat-treated meat

4.

Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:

[ ]      All trading partners

[X]     Specific regions or countries: United Kingdom

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Title of the notified document: United Arab Emirates is regulating the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs and poultry products from the United Kingdom. Language(s): . Number of pages:

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Description of content: Following the notification published by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) regarding the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (HPAI) in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates is applying a precautionary sanitary measure to prevent the risk of introducing HPAI virus through the imports of live birds and their products from the United Kingdom.

These measures include:

1.    Continue to allow the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-products, day-old chicks and hatching eggs from the United Kingdom, according to the agreed health certificates;

2.    Regulating the import of poultry meat and its non-heat-treated products according to the health certificate for exporting meat and meat products from the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates, accompanying the consignments for releasing purpose;

3.    Regulating the import of table eggs and its non-heat-treated products according to the health certificate for exporting table eggs from the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates, accompanying the consignments for releasing purpose;

4.    Continue to allow the importation of heat-treated poultry products (treated meat and treated egg products) from the United Kingdom;

5.    Consignments of table eggs and poultry from Cheshire West, Chester and Herefordshire that were produced after 14 October 2020 (in addition to any area where the disease appears later) are not allowed to be exported to the United Arab Emirates until the health certificate forms are agreed with the British side;

6.    Consignments of table eggs and poultry from Richmond that were produced after 28 November 2020 (in addition to any area where the disease appears later) are not allowed to be exported to the United Arab Emirates until the health certificate forms are agreed with the British side.

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Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [X] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [X] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.

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Nature of the urgent problem(s) and reason for urgent action: There is a risk of contamination from importing poultry and poultry products from the United Kingdom, which is affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. These applied measures are in compliance with Article 10.4.4, Chapter 10.4 of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

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Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:

[ ]        Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text):

[X]       World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number): Chapter 10.4 of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code

[ ]        International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number):

[ ]        None

Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?

[X] Yes   [ ] No

If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:

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Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available:  

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Date of entry into force (dd/mm/yy)/period of application (as applicable): 23 December 2020

[ ]      Trade facilitating measure

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Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e-mail address (if available) of other body:

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Dr Majd Mohamed Alherbawi

Policies and Food Safety Regulations Expert

P.O. Box 1509

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Tel: +(971 4) 214 8472

Fax: +(971 4) 265 5822

Mobile: +(971 50) 6260516

E-mail: mmalherbawi@moccae.gov.ae

Website: http://www.moccae.gov.ae

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Text(s) available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e-mail address (if available) of other body:

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Eng. Ahlam AL Mannaei

Food Safety Department

SPS Enquiry Point

P.O. Box 1509

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Tel: +(971 4) 214 8495

Fax: +(971 4) 265 5822

Mobile: +(971 50) 5903056

E-mail: aaalmannaei@moccae.gov.ae

Website: http://www.moccae.gov.ae