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Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Notification of emergency measures - United Arab Emirates - Live poultry, day-old chicks, hatching eggs, poultry products including poultry meat and heat-treated products
日期:2021/09/22
作者:United Arab Emirates
文件編號:G/SPS/N/ARE/239
附件下載:GSPSNARE239.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

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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), day-old chicks (HS Code: 0105.11), hatching eggs, poultry products including poultry meat (HS Code: 0207) and heat-treated products

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

[ ]      All trading partners

[X]     Specific regions or countries: Pakistan

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Title of the notified document: United Arab Emirates is imposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-products from Pakistan. Language(s): English. 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 Pakistan, the 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 Pakistan.

These measures include:

1.    Temporary ban on the importation of day-old chicks, hatching eggs and non heat-treated poultry products (non heat-treated meat and meat products and non heat-treated eggs and egg products) from Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates;

2.    Continue of the temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds from Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates;

3.    Regulating the exportation of heat-treated poultry products (heat-treated poultry meat and heat-treated table eggs) from Pakistan according to the health certificate forms will be approved between the two countries;

4.    Consignments of heat treated poultry products from Pakistan will be released according to the health certificate form for export of "meat and meat products" and the health certificate form for export of "table eggs and egg products" currently used, provided that the competent authorities in Pakistan should send additional health statement saying that:

a.    For heat-treated poultry meats: the necessary precautions were taken to avoid contact of the commodity with any source of avian influenza virus and the product(s) described above have been processed to ensure the inactivation of avian influenza virus in accordance with Article 10.4.24 of the OIE Terrestrial Code;

b.    For heat-treated table eggs: the necessary precautions were taken to avoid contact of the commodity with any source of avian influenza virus and the product(s) described above have been processed to ensure the inactivation of avian influenza virus in accordance with Article 10.4.23 of the OIE Terrestrial Code;

5.    Consignments of table eggs and poultry meat and their products from Pakistan that were produced after 15 July 2021 are not allowed to be exported to the United Arab Emirates.

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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 from Pakistan, which is affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. These applied measures are in compliance with 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): 15 September 2021

[ ]      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

SPS Notification and Inquiry Point

United Arab Emirates

E-mail: uaesps@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

SPS Notification and Inquiry Point

United Arab Emirates

E-mail: uaesps@moccae.gov.ae