Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Uruguay - Potatoes, fresh or chilled


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6.



Notifying Member: URUGUAY

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


Agency responsible:

Asesoría de Política Comercial (Trade Policy Advisory Office)

Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas (Ministry of Economy and Finance)

Paraguay 1401 - 2º Piso


Tel.: (+598 1712), Ext. 4315/4319


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:

Unidad de Asuntos Internacionales (International Affairs Unit)

Ministerio de Ganadería, Agricultura y Pesca (Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries)

Constituyente 1476 - Piso 3


Tel.: (+598 2412), Ext. 6358

(+598 2410), Ext. 7205



Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Potatoes, fresh or chilled (HS code(s): 0701)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Proyecto de Decreto por el cual se adopta la Resolución GMC Nº 29/22 sobre "Equivalencias de Categorías de Material de Propagación entre las Normas Vigentes de Cada Estado Parte para el Especie SOLANUM TUBEROSUM" (Draft Decree adopting Common Market Group (GMC) Resolution No. 29/22 on "Equivalences of categories of propagation material between the existing standards of each State party for the species Solanum tuberosum"); (12 pages, in Spanish)


Description of content: In order to facilitate trade between MERCOSUR member States, the notified draft Decree establishes the equivalences of categories of potato propagation material produced in controlled environments and seed potatoes graded and packaged for export. It also approves the model quality certificates for seed potatoes to be used to facilitate the exchange of seeds between MERCOSUR member States.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Quality requirements; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade


Relevant documents:



Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

The full text of GMC Resolution No. 029/22 and the draft Decree providing for incorporation are attached hereto.