EAEU: Draft BSE Amendments to EAEU Veterinary Requirements Notified to WTO

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Russia and Armenia notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) veterinary requirements via G/SPS/N/RUS/195 and G/SPS/N/ARM/30, respectively. According to the notification, the draft measure aligns the EAEU BSE provisions with the OIE recommendations. Per Russia’s notification, the public comment period for the draft will close on October 24, 2020. Interested U.S. parties are encouraged to share their comments and/or concerns with USDA’s enquiry point (us.spsenquirypoint@fas.usda.gov). For potential inclusion in the U.S. official position, please send your comments by October 12, 2020. The other EAEU and WTO members, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have not yet notified the measure to the WTO.

EAEU: Draft BSE Amendments to EAEU Veterinary Requirements Notified to WTO

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