Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Order on COVID-19 in fur animals

WTO code G/SPS/N/DNK/6/Add.1
Date notice 16/01/2023
Notice type Regular
Title Order on COVID-19 in fur animals

The proposal notified in G/SPS/N/DNK/6 (10 January 2022) is now amended by "Bekendtgørelse om COVID-19 hos pelsdyr".

The legislation concerns the lifting of the temporary ban of keeping mink in Denmark. Article 19 of the legislation regards the import of mink into Denmark and the following test requirements must be met upon arrival at final destination in Denmark: 

"§ 19. The operator ensures that when importing fur animals to Denmark, oropharingeal swabs are collected from 60 animals upon arrival at the final destination in Denmark, and that the samples are submitted to the national reference laboratory or a laboratory officially appointed by the competent authority to carry out the analysis for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR test). (2). The operator ensures that a copy of the analytical results of the analyses mentioned in subsection 1 is forwarded directly by the laboratory to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. (3). The operator ensures that the fur animals are kept in isolation from other fur animals at the final destination until a negative result of the tests is available." 

The requirements mentioned in article 19 are the reason for the notification process under the SPS Agreement as it concerns trade/import-issues. The additional requirements in the legislation do not have any repercussions/relations regarding trade/import-issues.

"Bekendtgørelse on Covid -19 hos pelsdyr" is enclosed in its full length in Danish language.

The legislation entered into force on 5 January 2023.

This addendum concern: Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified regulation

Country Denmark

File attach:

Orther Notice:

G/SPS/N/CAN/484/Add.1 - Updated "Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods"
G/SPS/N/CHE/82/Add.7 - Amendment of Annex 1 to the Ordinance on phytosanitary products (OPPh)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1469/Add.1 - Established Maximum Residue Limits: Ipflufenoquin
G/SPS/N/THA/419/Add.1 - Thai Agricultural Standard entitled "Good Agricultural Practices for Pig Farms"
G/SPS/N/CAN/1463/Add.1 - Established Maximum Residue Limits: Florylpicoxamid
G/SPS/N/THA/634 - Approval procedure of the production facility of animal feed exportation to the Kingdom of Thailand.
G/SPS/N/AUS/563 - Proposal to amend Schedule 20 of the revised Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (21 March 2023)
G/SPS/N/EU/629 - Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use of polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476) and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards specifications for glycerol (E 422), polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (E 475) and polyglycerol polyricinoleate (E 476)
G/SPS/N/NZL/709/Add.1 - Amendment to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Import health standard 155.02.06: Importation of Nursery Stock
G/SPS/N/USA/3372 - Azoxystrobin; Pesticides Tolerances. Final Rule
G/SPS/N/BRA/2120/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1125, 23 November 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2125/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1132, 15 December 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2128/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1133, 15 December 2022
G/SPS/N/CAN/1496 - Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations (Livestock identification and traceability)
G/SPS/N/EU/628 - Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/647 of 13 January 2023 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/686 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the approval of germinal product establishments and the traceability and animal health requirements for movements within the Union of germinal products of certain kept terrestrial animals
G/SPS/N/CHL/745 - Public consultation on the proposed amendment to Articles 169, 173 and 452 of the Food Health Regulations
G/SPS/N/EU/627 - Draft Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance dimoxystrobin, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 (Text with EEA relevance)
G/SPS/N/THA/631 - The DLD order on temporary suspension of importation of live domestic pigs and wild pigs and their carcasses from Viet Nam to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever
G/SPS/N/BRA/2092/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1122, 27 October 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2116/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1131, 24 November 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2117/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1128, 23 November 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2118/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1127, 23 November 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2119/Add.1 - Draft Resolution number 1126, 23 November 2022
G/SPS/N/BRA/2143 - Draft Resolution number 1149, 10 March 2023.
G/SPS/N/BRA/2144 - Draft Resolution number 1150, 10 March 2023.
G/SPS/N/CAN/1494 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Mefentrifluconazole (PMRL2023-19).
G/SPS/N/CAN/1495 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Prothioconazole (PMRL2023-20)
G/SPS/N/SAU/474/Add.1 - Final draft of Health Certificate for Exporting Feed Products to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("Animal origin or containing animal protein" and "Plant origin")
G/SPS/N/USA/3366 - Pydiflumetofen; Pesticide Tolerances. Final Rule
G/SPS/N/MDA/20 - Order No. 51 from 8 February 2023 on the approval of the Regulation regarding the temporary intensification of official customs controls and emergency measures undertaken during the entry into the Republic of Moldova of certain goods from certain countries
G/SPS/N/TPKM/599/Add.1 - Those foods, food additives, food utensils, food containers or packaging classified under 12 specific CCC codes
G/SPS/N/TPKM/611 - Draft of "Suspension of the Importation of Deer Velvet, Deer Antler, Deer Penis (and Testis) and Deer Antler Glue from Listed Countries/zones (listed by the World Organisation for Animal Health) with Reported Case(s) of Chronic Wasting Disease"
G/SPS/N/ARM/43 - Eurasian Economic Commission Council Draft Decision on amendments to Chapter II of the Single List of Goods, subject to sanitary and epidemiological supervision (control) on the customs border and customs area of the Eurasian Economic Union
G/SPS/N/ARM/44 - Eurasian Economic Commission Collegium Draft Decision on amendments to the Section 12 of the Chapter II of the Common sanitaryepidemiological and hygienic requirements for products subject to sanitary-epidemiological supervision (control).
G/SPS/N/NZL/710 - Draft Import Health Standard: Grain and Seeds for Consumption, Feed or Processing
G/SPS/N/UKR/198 - Draft Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine No. 813 of 20 October 2022 and Approval of the Requirements for Certain Quality Indicators for Poultry Meat".
G/SPS/N/ECU/289 - Resolution No. 202 that updates the list of plagas cuarentenarias not present in Ecuador
G/SPS/N/EU/626 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/516 of 8 March 2023 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2236 as regards the model animal health certificate for the entry into the Union of consignments of aquatic animals intended for certain aquaculture establishments, for release into the wild or for other purposes, excluding direct human consumption
G/SPS/N/USA/3371 - Mandestrobin; Pesticide Tolerances. Final Rule
G/SPS/N/CHE/89 - Amendment of the FOEN Ordinance on phytosanitary measures for forests; SR 916.202.2
G/SPS/N/TPKM/610 - The Draft Amendment of Standards for Specification, Scope, Application and Limitation of Food Additives
G/SPS/N/CAN/1488 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Cyantraniliprole (PMRL2023-18)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1489 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Pyrethrins (PMRL2023-15)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1490 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Piperonyl Butoxide (PMRL2023-16)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1491 - Health Canada's Proposal to revise certain permitted uses of aluminum-containing food additives
G/SPS/N/CAN/1492 - Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Enzymes to Enable the Use of Transglutaminase from Streptomyces mobaraensis M2020197 in Various Foods
G/SPS/N/CAN/1493 - Notice of Modification to the List of Permitted Food Additives to Extend the Use of Acetic Acid to 2'-Fucosyllactose
G/SPS/N/CHN/1277 - National Food Safety Standard of the P.R.C.: Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides in Foods.
G/SPS/N/URY/69 - Draft Resolution of the Directorate-General of Agricultural Services, prohibiting the importation, registration and renewal of phytosanitary products based on the active ingredients carbofuran, methyl parathion, trichlorfon, dichlorvos and cyhexatin
G/SPS/N/USA/3370 - Innophos, Inc.; Filing of Color Additive Petition