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Produced by: USDA/FAS/OSTA/IRSD
8/28/2009

WTO Notifications Newsletter #34

Listed below are proposed changes to existing or new foreign government
regulations pertaining to food safety, and animal or plant life or health. As
required by the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Agreement, and WTO
Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement governments are required to notify
Members of proposed changes in their regulations and allow trading partners an
opportunity to comment. This newsletter is being distributed to encourage
interested parties to review and offer comments on the foreign regulations.

The table below summarizes all the SPS and TBT regulations notified to the
WTO Secretariat over the last week. A brief summary of each notification is also
included; however the full notification can be obtained by checking the “Request
a Copy” box next to the notification and replying via email to Deborah Thompson
at IRSD@fas.usda.gov or by faxing this form to Deborah Thompson on (202)
720-0433. Please include in your request your name, company/agency, fax
number, and e-mail address. We will then contact the country's enquiry point,
and once we receive the document we will forward it on to you.

For questions on foreign notifications, U.S. notifications, policy matters or
address/telephone changes contact Deborah Thompson, International
Regulations and Standards Division (IRSD) of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural
Service on (202) 720-9124.

***Have you heard about the Department of Commerce's National Institute of
Standards and Technology (DOC/NIST) service for U.S. exporters? "Notify U.S."
is a free, web-based information service that lists foreign technical regulations
beyond the agriculturally-related notifications listed in this newsletter and
provides an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical
barriers to trade. Find Notify U.S. on the internet at URL:
http://www.nist.gov/notifyus. For more information call 301-975-2921 or email
notifyus@nist.gov




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Notification Summary

Type - SPS         Office # - 08.179.A2      WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/19/A2               Request a Copy - ____
Country - Malaysia
Product - Implementation of inspection fees for inspection services at foreign abattoir and processing plants
that request to export meat and product of animal origin to Malaysia
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 08.683.A1      WTO # - SPS/N/PHL/147/A1              Request a Copy - ____
Country - Philippines
Product - Lifting of the temporary ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Germany
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.249.A1      WTO # - SPS/N/TPKM/160/A1             Request a Copy - ____
Country - Chinese Taipei
Product - Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.358.A1      WTO # - SPS/N/PHL/159/A1              Request a Copy - ____
Country - Philippines
Product - Lifting of the temporary ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Japan
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.461 WTO # - SPS/N/AUS/235 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Australia
Product - Phalaenopsis nursery stock
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.462 WTO # - SPS/N/THA/180 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Thailand
Product - Wood packaging materials
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.463 WTO # - SPS/N/THA/181 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Thailand
Product - Wood packaging materials
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.464 WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/21 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Malaysia
Product - Food premises
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.465 WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/22 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Malaysia
Product - Fish and fish products
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.466 WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/23 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Malaysia
Product - Ice
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.467 WTO # - SPS/N/KOR/342 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Korea, Republic of
Product - Health/Functional Foods
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.468 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/119 Request a Copy - ____
Country - China
Product - Food
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.469 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/120 Request a Copy - ____
Country - China
Product - Food
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.470 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/121 Request a Copy - ____
Country - China
Product - Foods; food additives; packaging materials, containers, detergent and disinfectant used for foods;
tools and equipments used for food producing or maketing
______________________________________________
Type - SPS         Office # - 09.471 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/122 Request a Copy - ____




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Country - China
Product - Foods; food additives; packaging materials, containers, detergent and disinfectant used for foods;
tools and equipments used for food producing and marketings
______________________________________________
Type - SPS        Office # - 09.472 WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/219 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Mexico
Product - Equipment and germicides for domestic water treatment
______________________________________________
Type - SPS        Office # - 09.472.A1       WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/219/A1           Request a Copy - ____
Country - Mexico
Product - Equipment and germicides for domestic water treatment Health requirements
______________________________________________
Type - SPS        Office # - 09.473 WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/220 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Mexico
Product - Cattle and other livestock species
______________________________________________
Type - SPS        Office # - 09.474 WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/221 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Mexico
Product - Monitoring programme
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.033.A1       WTO # - TBT/N/BRA/320/A1           Request a Copy - ____
Country - Brazil
Product - Coconut water
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.236 WTO # - TBT/N/KOR/231 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Korea, Republic of
Product - Food products
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.238 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/128 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Flavoured laban
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.239 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/129 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Flavoured Artificial Drink Powders
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.240 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/130 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Flavoured Yoghurt
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.241 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/131 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Frozen Yoghurt
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.242 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/132 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Laban Drink
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.243 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/133 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Laban
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.244 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/134 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Labneh
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.245 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/135 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Qatar
Product - Yoghurt
______________________________________________
Type - TBT        Office # - 09.246 WTO # - TBT/N/CHL/97 Request a Copy - ____
Country - Chile



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Product - Processed food products
______________________________________________




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Notification Detail

Office # - 08.179.A2        WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/19/A2             Country - Malaysia
Product - Implementation of inspection fees for inspection services at foreign abattoir and processing plants
that request to export meat and product of animal origin to Malaysia
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date - 1/1/2010
Objective -
Description - The Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia notified on 3 April 2008 its intention to
implement the fees for inspection of foreign abattoir and processing plants that request to export meat and
products of animal origin to Malaysia as of 1 June 2008. However, in consideration of requests by certain
Members, the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia postponed the implementation of the inspection
fees as notified in G/SPS/N/MYS/19/Add.1 dated 9 June 2008.

          After due consideration, the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia will implement the fees for
inspection of foreign abattoir and processing plants that request to export meat and products of animal origin
to Malaysia as of 1 January 2010. The fees will be charged to every establishment that will be inspec ted for
the activities of compliance audit, review audit and inspection for verification of non-compliance.

This addendum concerns a:

         [ ]       Modification of final date for comments
         [X]       Notification of adoption, publication or entry into force of regulation
         [ ]       Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation
         [ ]       Withdrawal of proposed regulation
         [ ]       Change in proposed date of adoption, publication or date of entry into force
         [ ]       Other:

Comment period: (If the addendum extends the scope of the previously notified measure in terms of
products and/or potentially affected Members, a new deadline for receipt of comments should be provided,
normally of at least 60 calendar days. Under other circumstances, such as extension of originally
announced final date for comments, the comment period provided in the Addendum may vary.)
         [ ]       Sixty days from the date of circulation of the addendum to the notification and/or
(dd/mm/yy): Not applicable

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


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

Details of the inspection fees are available at:

Department of Veterinary Services
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry
Wisma Tani, Block Podium, Lot 4G1, Precinct 4
Federal Government Adminsitrative Centre
62630 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +(603) 8870 2211
Fax: +(603) 8888 6472
E-mail: azmie@dvs.gov.my
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 08.683.A1        WTO # - SPS/N/PHL/147/A1            Country - Philippines
Product - Lifting of the temporary ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Germany
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - The Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Order (MO) No. 24, series of 2009 which
lifts the temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry
meat, day-old chicks and semen originating from Germany, was promulgated under DA MO No. 21, series
of 2008. DA MO No. 24, s. 2009 took effect on 3 August 2009.




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The removal of import restriction is based on the report submitted to the World Organization for Animal
Health (OIE) by the Department of Health and Food Hygiene, Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and
Consumer Protection, certifying Germany’s avian influenza free status on 7 July 2009. Based on the
evaluation of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the Philippines, the risk of contamination from importing
poultry and poultry products from Germany is negligible.

This addendum concerns a:

         [ ]      Modification of final date for comments
         [ ]      Notification of adoption, publication or entry into force of regulation
         [ ]      Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation
         [X]      Withdrawal of proposed regulation
         [ ]      Change in proposed date of adoption, publication or date of entry into force
         [ ]      Other:

Comment period: (If the addendum extends the scope of the previously notified measure in terms of
products and/or potentially affected Members, a new deadline for receipt of comments should be provided,
normally of at least 60 calendar days. Under other circumstances, such as extension of originally
announced final date for comments, the comment period provided in the Addendum may vary.)
         [ ]       Sixty days from the date of circulation of the addendum to the notification and/or
(dd/mm/yy): Not applicable

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

Philippine National SPS Enquiry Point and
National Notification Authority
Office of the Director
Policy Research Service
Tel: +(632) 926 7439
Fax: +(632) 928 0590
E-mail: epad.polreser@lycos.com
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.249.A1        WTO # - SPS/N/TPKM/160/A1       Country - Chinese Taipei
Product - Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date - 8/17/2009
Objective -
Description - The Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu proposed
amendments to the Pesticide Residue Limits in Foods on 27 May 2009 (G/SPS/N/TPKM/160). The final
amendment entered into force on 17 August 2009.

http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2009/sps/TPKM/09_2972_00_e.pdf

This addendum concerns a:

         [ ]      Modification of final date for comments
         [X]      Notification of adoption, publication or entry into force of regulation
         [ ]      Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation
         [ ]      Withdrawal of proposed regulation
         [ ]      Change in proposed date of adoption, publication or date of entry into force
         [ ]      Other:

Comment period: (If the addendum extends the scope of the previously notified measure in terms of
products and/or potentially affected Members, a new deadline for receipt of comments should be provided,
normally of at least 60 calendar days. Under other circumstances, such as extension of originally
announced final date for comments, the comment period provided in the Addendum may vary.)
         [ ]       Sixty days from the date of circulation of the addendum to the notification and/or
(dd/mm/yy): Not applicable



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


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

Bureau of Food Safety
Department of Health
No.80, Linsen N. Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
Tel: +(886) 2 8590 6666 ext 6849
Fax: +(886) 2 2523 0056
E-mail: fsmei@doh.gov.tw
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.358.A1         WTO # - SPS/N/PHL/159/A1            Country - Philippines
Product - Lifting of the temporary ban on the importation of poultry and poultry products from Japan
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - The Department of Agriculture (DA) issued Memorandum Order (MO) No. 25, series of 2009,
which lifts the ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products including poultry meat,
day-old chicks and semen originating from Japan, was promulgated under DA MO No. 09, series of 2009.
DA MO No. 25, s. 2009 took effect on 3 August 2009.

The removal of import restriction is based on the official report submitted to the World Organization for
Animal Health (OIE) by the Food Safety and Consumer Bureau of Japan on 19 July 2009 certifying Japan’s
avian influenza free status. Based on the evaluation of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the Philippines, the
risk of contamination from importing poultry and poultry products from Japan is negligible.

This addendum concerns a:

         [ ]      Modification of final date for comments
         [ ]      Notification of adoption, publication or entry into force of regulation
         [ ]      Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation
         [X]      Withdrawal of proposed regulation
         [ ]      Change in proposed date of adoption, publication or date of entry into force
         [ ]      Other:

Comment period: (If the addendum extends the scope of the previously notified measure in terms of
products and/or potentially affected Members, a new deadline for receipt of comments should be provided,
normally of at least 60 calendar days. Under other circumstances, such as extension of originally
announced final date for comments, the comment period provided in the Addendum may vary.)
         [ ]       Sixty days from the date of circulation of the addendum to the notification and/or
(dd/mm/yy): Not applicable

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

Philippine National SPS Enquiry Point and
National Notification Authority
Office of the Director
Policy Research Service
Tel: +(632) 926 7439
Fax: +(632) 928 0590
E-mail: epad.polreser@lycos.com
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.461 WTO # - SPS/N/AUS/235 Country - Australia
Product - Phalaenopsis nursery stock



                                                      7
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date -
Objective - Plant Protection
Description - Based on a request from Chinese Taipei, Australia has developed alternative measures to its
existing policy for the importation of Phalaenopsis orchids into Australia. The draft review of policy assesses
the risk to Australia of importing Phalaenopsis nursery stock from Chinese Taipei and whether the proposed
measures meet Australia’s appropriate level of protection.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.462 WTO # - SPS/N/THA/180 Country - Thailand
Product - Wood packaging materials
Comment Deadline - 10/23/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective - Plant Protection, Protect Territory
Description - The Plant Quarantine Act B.E. 2507 (1964), 3rd amendment by Plant Quarantine Act B.E.
2551 (2008) sets determination of wood packaging materials as restricted articles. The importation of wood
packaging materials must be in compliance with the rules, procedure, and conditions stipulated by the
Director General of DOA.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.463 WTO # - SPS/N/THA/181 Country - Thailand
Product - Wood packaging materials
Comment Deadline - 10/23/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective - Plant Protection, Protect Territory
Description - Wood packaging materials, including imported commodity covered by wood packaging
materials, imported into Thailand shall be subject to inspection and accompanied by a phytosanitary
certificate. Wood packaging materials shall be in compliance with the conditions set by the notification and
endorsed with a certified mark by the NPPO. Non-compliant wood packaging materials shall be subject to
enforcement measures.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.464 WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/21 Country - Malaysia
Product - Food premises
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This regulation stipulates hygiene requirements for food premises, food handlers, and
equipments during preparation, storage and transportation of food. Mandatory for food handlers to undergo:
•         training in food hygiene and food safety and;
•         medical examination.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.465 WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/22 Country - Malaysia
Product - Fish and fish products
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date - 3/1/2009
Objective -
Description - The Food Export Regulations 2009 - Issuance of Health Certificate for Export of Fish and Fish
Product to the European Communities, establishes requirements for export of fish and fish products to the
European Communities applicable to exporters in Malaysia.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.466 WTO # - SPS/N/MYS/23 Country - Malaysia
Product - Ice
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date -
Objective - Food Safety
Description - This regulation requires ice processing factories to be licensed by the Ministry of Health. The
ice shall comply with the standards specified in the schedule.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.467 WTO # - SPS/N/KOR/342 Country - Korea, Republic of
Product - Health/Functional Foods
Comment Deadline - 10/25/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective - Food Safety




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Description - By means of this proposed revision, the following ingredients are allowed for use in
health/functional food: coenzyme Q10, soy isoflavone, garcinia cambogia extract, lutein, haematococcus
extract, and saw palmetto fruit extract.
The proposal contains revised standards and specifications for ginseng and red ginseng including the
requirement that functional ingredients be no less than 80 per cent of the content indicated on the label in
end products.
Cuttlebone is allowed to be used as raw material in N-acetylglucosamine.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.468 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/119 Country - China
Product - Food
Comment Deadline - 10/12/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective - Food Safety
Description - On the basis of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, this regulation
specifies the requirements for application and acceptance, approval and publication procedures and other
contents for importing foods that lack national food safety standards.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.469 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/120 Country - China
Product - Food
Comment Deadline - 10/12/2009 Enforcement Date - 12/1/2009
Objective - Food Safety
Description - This Implementing Regulation is established in accordance with the Food Safety Law of the
People’s Republic of China. This regulation contains ten Chapters and 64 Articles. The main contents
include general principles; risk monitoring and assessment for food safety; food safety standards; the
production and marketing of food; food inspection; food import and export; handling of food safety
accidents; supervision and management; legal responsibility and supplementary provisions. This
regulation defines the responsibility of enterprises in food safety management; strengthens the coordination,
link, and cooperation among regulatory authorities; provides details for relevant provisions of the Food
Safety Law to make them practicable.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.470 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/121 Country - China
Product - Foods; food additives; packaging materials, containers, detergent and disinfectant used for foods;
tools and equipments used for food producing or maketing
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date - 6/1/2009
Objective - Food Safety
Description - The Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China was promulgated to ensure food
safety, safeguard public health and human life. This law contains ten Chapters and 104 Articles. The main
contents include general principles; risk monitoring and assessment for food safety; food safety standards;
the production and marketing of food; food inspection; food import and export; handling of food safety
incidents; supervision and management; legal responsibility and supplementary provisions.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.471 WTO # - SPS/N/CHN/122 Country - China
Product - Foods; food additives; packaging materials, containers, detergent and disinfectant used for foods;
tools and equipments used for food producing and marketings
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date - 7/20/2009
Objective - Food Safety
Description - This Implementing Regulation is established in accordance with the Food Safety Law of the
People’s Republic of China. This regulation contains ten Chapters and 64 Articles. The main contents
include general principles; risk monitoring and assessment for food safety; food safety standards; the
production and marketing of food; food inspection; food import and export; handling of food safety
accidents; supervision and management; legal responsibility and supplementary provisions. This
regulation defines the responsibility of enterprises in food safety management; strengthens the coordination,
link, and cooperation among regulatory authorities; provides details for relevant provisions of the Food
Safety Law to make them practicable.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.472 WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/219 Country - Mexico
Product - Equipment and germicides for domestic water treatment
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date -



                                                     9
Objective - Food Safety
Description - The notified Mexican Official Standard is binding throughout Mexican territory for natural and
legal persons involved in the processing and importation of equipment and germicides for domestic water
treatment.
Indoor and domestic methods of purifying water for human consumption involve the use of water treatment
equipment and germicides, which are mainly aimed at dealing with bacteriological aspects considered to be
an immediate health risk, but also, in certain cases, at removing physical and/or chemical elements.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.472.A1        WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/219/A1             Country - Mexico
Product - Equipment and germicides for domestic water treatment Health requirements
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - On 6 August 2009, the Mexican Ministry of Health published in the Official Journal (Diario
Oficial de la Federación) the replies to comments received concerning the draft Mexican Official Standard
"Equipment and germicides for domestic water treatment".

http://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2009/sps/MEX/09_2869_00_s.pdf

This addendum concerns a:

        []     Modification of final date for comments
        []     Notification of adoption, publication, or entry into force of regulation
        []     Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation
        []     Withdrawal of proposed regulation
        []     Change in proposed date of adoption, publication, or date of entry into force
        [X]    Other: Reply to comments received upon the publication of draft Mexican Official
Standard PROY NOM 244 SSA1 2005.

Comment period: (If the addendum extends the scope of the previously notified measure in terms of
products and/or potentially affected Members, a new deadline for receipt of comments should be provided,
normally of at least 60 calendar days. Under other circumstances, such as extension of originally
announced final date for comments, the comment period provided in the addendum may vary.)
         []        Sixty days from the date of circulation of the addendum to the notification and/or
(dd/mm/yy): Not applicable.


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

Comité Consultivo Nacional de Normalización de Regulación y Fomento Sanitario
Monterrey No. 33, planta baja, Colonia Roma
C.P. 06700, México, D.F.

Tel.: 50 80 52 00, Ext. 1131
E mail: rfs@salud.gob.mx
Website: http://portal.salud.gob.mx/

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

Dirección General de Normas
Av. Puente de Tecamachalco 6, Piso 2
Lomas de Tecamachalco, Sección Fuentes
C.P. 53950 Naucalpan de Juárez, Estado de México

Tel.:    +(52 55) 5729 9300, Ext. 43217
Fax:     +(52 55) 5520 9715
E mail: normasomc@economia.gob.mx
Website: http://www.dof.gob.mx
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________



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Office # - 09.473 WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/220 Country - Mexico
Product - Cattle and other livestock species
Comment Deadline - 10/18/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective - Food Safety, Plant Protection, The purpose of this draft Standard is to establish the animal
health specifications, and criteria, strategies and operative techniques for diagnosing, preventing and
controlling rabies in livestock species that are at risk
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Description - The enforcement of this Standard is the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock,
Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, the state governments, the state committees for livestock
promotion and protection, and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, within the scope of
their respective powers and territories and in accordance with the respective coordination agreements.
Emergency Measure -
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Office # - 09.474 WTO # - SPS/N/MEX/221 Country - Mexico
Product - Monitoring programme
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date - 7/8/2009
Objective - Plant Protection, The purpose of the notified Standard is to establish phytosanitary measures for
the implementation of a monitoring programme that includes sampling, diagnosis, inspection and
surveillance with a view to the timely detection of the
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Description - Phytosanitary measures established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural
Development, Fisheries and Food, through the National Agriculture and Food Health, Safety and Quality
Service (SENASICA), to prevent the introduction and spread of HLB in Mexican territory.
Emergency Measure -
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Office # - 09.033.A1         WTO # - TBT/N/BRA/320/A1             Country - Brazil
Product - Coconut water
Comment Deadline -           Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This addendum aims to inform that the Technical Regulation, issued by Ministry of
Agriculture, Livestock and Supply and notified under G/TBT/N/BRA/320, which proposed mandatory
technical regulation for identification and quality standards of Coconut water, was approved through
Ministerial Act number 27, 22 July 2009 (Instrução Normativa Nº 27, de 22 de Julho de 2009). It revok es the
Ministerial Act number 39, 28 May 2002.

The full text of the new technical regulation can be downloaded at (available in Portuguese):
http://extranet.agricultura.gov.br/sislegis-consulta/consultarLegislacao.do?operacao=visualizar&id=20507
Emergency Measure -
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Office # - 09.236 WTO # - TBT/N/KOR/231 Country - Korea, Republic of
Product - Food products
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -




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Description - This proposal specifies the shapes, pictures or phrases of or on children’s favourite food
which harm the sentiments in children, and prohibits the sale of such products. Those include:
- Products in the shape of a playing card, lottery ticket, credit card, gift certificate and others, or bearing
pictures or phrases indicating such, which are likely to encourage speculative mind;
- Products taking the form of a liquor glass, knife, gun or any other arms, medical tool and others, or carrying
such pictures or phrases, which may undermine children’s healthy mind;
- Products shaped in a way that expresses sexual act or a bug, or with pictures or phrases describing such
on them, thus cause sexual curiosity or aversion.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.238 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/128 Country - Qatar
Product - Flavoured laban
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with flavoured laban fit for human consumption.
Items related to requirements, packaging, and transportation & storage conditions and labelling (items 4, 7,
8 & 9) are compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.239 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/129 Country - Qatar
Product - Flavoured Artificial Drink Powders
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with Flavoured Artificial Drink Powders fit for
human consumption Items related to requirements, labelling packaging, storage & transportation conditions
and (items 4, 7, 8 & 9) are compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.240 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/130 Country - Qatar
Product - Flavoured Yoghurt
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with Flavoured Yoghurt fit for human
consumption. Items related to requirements, labelling packaging, storage & transportation conditions and
(items 4, 7, 8 & 9) are compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.241 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/131 Country - Qatar
Product - Frozen Yoghurt
Comment Deadline -          Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with Frozen Yoghurt fit for human consumption.
Items related to requirements, labelling packaging, storage & transportation conditions and (items 4, 7, 8 &
9) are compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.242 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/132 Country - Qatar
Product - Laban Drink
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with Laban Drink fit for human consumption.
Items related to requirements, labelling packaging, storage & transportation conditions and (items 4, 7, 8 &
9) are compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.243 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/133 Country - Qatar
Product - Laban
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with laban fit for human consumption. Items
related to requirements, packaging, and transportation & storage conditions and labelling (items 4, 7, 8 & 9)
are compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.



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Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.244 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/134 Country - Qatar
Product - Labneh
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with Labneh fit for human consumption. Items
related to requirements, labelling, packaging, storage & transportation conditions and (items 4, 7, 8 & 9) are
compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.245 WTO # - TBT/N/QAT/135 Country - Qatar
Product - Yoghurt
Comment Deadline - 10/21/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - This draft technical regulation is concerned with Yoghurt fit for human consumption. Items
related to requirements, labelling packaging, storage & transportation conditions and (items 4, 7, 8 & 9) are
compulsory. The remaining items are voluntary.
Emergency Measure -
______________________________________________
Office # - 09.246 WTO # - TBT/N/CHL/97 Country - Chile
Product - Processed food products
Comment Deadline - 10/18/2009 Enforcement Date -
Objective -
Description - The notified draft amendment seeks to bring the Food Health Regulations into line with Codex
Alimentarius provisions.
Emergency Measure -
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