Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Uganda - Fruit juices and nectars


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: Uganda

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible: Uganda National Bureau of Standards

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Nectars

Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter. (HS 2009). Non-alcoholic beverages (ICS 67.160.20).


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: DUS 818: 2018, Fruit juices and nectars — Specification, 2nd edition. (22 page(s), in English)


Description of content: This Draft Uganda Standard specifies requirements and methods of sampling and test for fruits juices, nectars and concentrated fruit juices intended for direct human consumption or for further processing.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Quality requirements


Relevant documents:

1.    G/TBT/N/UGA/188;

2.    US 818:2009, Fruit juices and nectars – Specification;

3.    US 19 CS 139:1993 Standard specification for concentrated pineapple juice with preservatives for manufacturing;

4.    US 23 CS 47:1993 Standard specification for lemon juice preserved exclusively by physical means;

5.    US 25 CS 85 Standard specification for pineapple juice preserved exclusively by physical means;

6.    US 26 CS 138:1993 Standard specification for pineapple juice concentrate (preserved exclusively by physical means;

7.    US 56:2000 Standard specification for orange juice preserved exclusively by physical means;

8.    US 58:2000 Standard specification for black currant juice (preserved exclusively by physical means);

9.    US 59:2000 Standard specification for black currant concentrate (preserved exclusively by physical means);

10.  US 62-1:1999 Specification for fruit drinks - Part 1: Fruit juice drinks;

11.  US 62-2:1999 Standard specification for fruit drinks - Part 2: Comminuted fruit drinks;

12.  US EAS 66-2:2000 Tomato products - Specification - Part 2: Tomato juice;

13.  US EAS 66-3: 2000 Tomato products - Specification - Part 3: Tomato concentrates (puree and paste);

14.  US EAS 38, General standard for labeling of prepackaged foods;

15.  US EAS 39, Code of practice for hygiene in the food and drink manufacturing industry;

16.  US 45, General standard for food additives;

17.  US 201, Drinking (Potable) water - Specification;

18.  US EAS 803, Nutrition labelling – Requirements;

19.  US EAS 804, Claims on food – Requirements;

20.  US EAS 805, Use of nutrition and health claims – Requirements;

21.  US ISO 874, Fresh fruits and vegetables - Sampling;

22.  US 570, Code of hygienic practice for dried fruits US 738, General standard for contaminants and toxins in foods;

23.  US ISO 4833 - 2, Methods for the microbiological examination of foods - Part 2: General Guidance for the Enumeration of Micro-Organisms-Colony Count Technique at 30°C;

24.  ISO 21527-1, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs - Horizontal method for the enumeration of yeasts and moulds - Part 1: Colony count technique in products with water activity greater than 0,95;

25.  US ISO 7251, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs - Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of presumptive Escherichia coli - Most probable number technique;

26.  US ISO 763, Fruits and vegetable products - Determination of ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid;

27.  US ISO 2448, Fruit and vegetable products - Determination of ethanol content;

28.  US ISO 2172, Fruit juice - Determination of solids content - Pyknometric method;

29.  US ISO 2173, Fruit and vegetable products - Determination of soluble solids - Refractometric method;

30.  US ISO 5522, Fruits, vegetables and derived products - Determination of total sulphur dioxide content;

31.  US ISO 5523, Liquid fruit and vegetable products - Determination of sulphur dioxide content - (Routine method).


Proposed date of adoption: December 2018

Proposed date of entry into force: Upon declaration as mandatory by the Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


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