Normativa otros paísesJul. 27, 2011
Suiza: prohiben importación, circulación y uso de granos y semillas provenientes de Egipto
27 July 2011
|Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures||Original: English|
NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY MEASURES
|1.||Notifying Member: Switzerland
If applicable, name of local government involved:
|2.||Agency responsible: Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA) – Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG); Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) – Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)|
|3.||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): Sprouts, seeds and beans imported from Egypt from 14 July 2011 with the following CN Codes: 0708, ex 0709.9099, 0713, 0910.9900, 1201.00, 1209.10, 1209.2100, 1209.9100, 1207.50, 1207.99|
|4.||Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:
[ ] All trading partners
[X] Specific regions or countries: Egypt
|5.||Title of the notified document:
Ordinance No. SR 916.151.4 of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), dated 13 July 2011, prohibiting the importation, circulation and use of certain seeds and beans from Egypt.
Ordinance No. SR 817.041.1 of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), dated 13 July 2011, prohibiting the importation and marketing of certain sprouts, seeds and beans from Egypt.
Language(s): French, German, Italian Number of pages: 2
|6.||Description of content: The Ordinances prohibit the import and circulation in Switzerland of sprouts, seeds and beans from Egypt with the above CN codes until 31 October 2011.|
|7.||Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [X] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.|
|8.||Nature of the urgent problem(s) and reason for urgent action: Outbreaks of Shiga‑toxin producing E. coli O104:H4 occurred in Germany and France, involving a total of about 4,000 human cases and over 40 deaths. Investigations (tracing back) of the European Food Safety Authority identified sprouts from fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt as the most likely common link.
See report at: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/pub/176e.htm
|9.||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)
[ ] World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)
[ ] International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)
Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:
|10.||Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available:
Ordinance No. SR 916.151 on the production and circulation of plant propagation material (available in French, German and Italian)
Ordinance No. SR 916.307 on the production and circulation of food for animals
(available in French, German and Italian)
Law No. SR 817.0 – Federal Law on food and basic commodities (available in French, German and Italian)
|11.||Date of entry into force (dd/mm/yy)/period of application (as applicable):
14 July 2011 / 31 October 2011
The measures laid down in these Ordinances are applicable until 31 October 2011 and shall be regularly reassessed.
[ ] Trade facilitating measure
|12.||Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [X] National Notification Authority, [ ] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e-mail address (if available) of other body:
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
3003 Bern – Switzerland
Tel. +(41) 31 322 56 56
|13.||Texts available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [ ] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e-mail address (if available) of other body:
Address of National Notification Authority: see Item 12.
Availability of legal texts: see web-links indicated under Items 5 and 10.