Kazakhstan: Draft SPS Measure on Hides and Skins Notified to WTO

On May 8, 2019, Kazakhstan notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Unified Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) veterinary requirements for hides, skins and similar animal origin materials, as well as to the respective veterinary certificate via G/SPS/N/KAZ/38. In particular, the changes would relax EAEU requirements for anthrax testing and simplify requirements for curing (preservation) of the respective animal origin materials. This report contains an unofficial translation of the notified document. The public comment period for the draft will close on July 7, 2019. 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 June 24, 2019.

Kazakhstan: Draft SPS Measure on Hides and Skins Notified to WTO