Notice - Notification of WTO Members: Draft Notification of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Re: Specification of plants from certain sources as prohibited articles, of exceptions and conditions under the Plant Quarantine Act B.E. 2507 (No. ..) B.E. …. (….)


WTO code G/SPS/N/THA/614/Add.1
Date notice 26/05/2023
Notice type Regular
Title Draft Notification of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Re: Specification of plants from certain sources as prohibited articles, of exceptions and conditions under the Plant Quarantine Act B.E. 2507 (No. ..) B.E. …. (….)
Summary

The notification entitled "Draft Notification of Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Re: Specification of plants from certain sources as prohibited articles, of exceptions and conditions under the Plant Quarantine Act B.E. 2507 (No. ..) B.E. …. (….)" has been previously notified by the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in G/SPS/N/THA/614 dated 25 January 2023.

To prevent the introduction of quarantine pests to Thailand, the Department of Agriculture proposes the draft Notification of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives stipulates that fresh fruits in the genus Vaccinium imported from all countries are considered prohibited articles. According to Article 8 of the Plant Quarantine Act B.E. 2507 (1964) and amended, the importation of prohibited articles must be permitted, accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, subjected to pest risk analysis, and comply with the criteria, procedures, and conditions stipulated by the Director-General of Department of Agriculture under the recommendation of the Committee and published in the Government Gazette. It means that all fresh fruits in the genus Vaccinium from all countries are not permitted to import into Thailand after the above-mentioned Notification enters into force.

To prevent trade disruption, countries intended to export fresh fruits in the genus Vaccinium to Thailand are suggested to make an official market access request to the Department of Agriculture and provide necessary information for pest risk analysis specified in the Notification of Department of Agriculture Re: Specifications, methods, and conditions of pest risk analysis for the importation of prohibited articles dated 11 July B.E. 2550 (2007) (G/SPS/N/THA/158/Add.1) within 60 days from the date of circulation of the addendum to the notification. Subsequently, the pest risk analysis will be initiated. The phytosanitary import requirements will be established based on the results of pest risk analysis. The permission to import fresh fruits in the genus Vaccinium is also required an onsite audit of export certification procedures. The costs of the onsite audit are specified in the abovementioned Notification of the Department of Agriculture and must be borne by the exporting countries.

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This addendum concerns a: Modification of content and/or scope of previously notified draft regulation

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Country Thailand

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Orther Notice:


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G/SPS/N/EU/773 - 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 sorbic acid (E 200) and potassium sorbate (E 202) and the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 as regards the specifications for sorbic acid (E 200), potassium sorbate (E 202) and propyl gallate (E 310) (Text with EEA relevance).
G/SPS/N/NZL/761/Add.2 - Amendment to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) import health standard 155.02.06: Importation of Nursery Stock
G/SPS/N/RUS/283 - Draft Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission on the Rules for regulation of the circulation of feed additives within the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
G/SPS/N/THA/742 - Establish conditions for the importation of Artemia and Artemia cysts in B.E. 2567.
G/SPS/N/ARE/280 - Draft amendment to Ministerial Resolution No. 109 of 2021 regarding the conditions for regulating the import of dogs and cats (Proposal).
G/SPS/N/KOR/783/Add.2 - Measures to prevent Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) from entering and spread within the Republic of Korea
G/SPS/N/KOR/801 - Proposed Amendments to the Regulation on the Declaration and Inspection of Imported Food Products, etc
G/SPS/N/TPKM/629 - Those foods, food additives, food utensils, food containers or packaging classified under 7 specific CCC codes.
G/SPS/N/JPN/1266 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1260/Add.1 - Proposed revisions of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Plant Protection Act, relevant notifications and detailed rules
G/SPS/N/BRA/2308 - Draft Resolution 1261, 7 June 2024.
G/SPS/N/UKR/222 - Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Procedure of inspection, survey, phytosanitary examination, supervision, monitoring, disinfection of regulated objects, issuance of certificates in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Plant Quarantine", control of inspections in terms of sampling and selective control over the conduct of phytosanitary examination".
G/SPS/N/CAN/1557 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Cyflumetofen (PMRL2024-10).
G/SPS/N/SGP/83/Add.1 - Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Dogs/Cats for Countries/Regions under Schedule I; Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Dogs/Cats for Countries/Regions under Schedule II; Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Dogs/Cats for Countries/Regions under Schedule III; Veterinary Conditions for the Importation of Assistance Dogs for Countries/Regions under Schedule I to III
G/SPS/N/USA/3459 - Final Rule: Control of Communicable Diseases; Foreign Quarantine: Importation of Dogs and Cats. Document Citation: 89 FR 41726.
G/SPS/N/CHL/792 - Establece condiciones sanitarias generales para la importación a Chile de productos pecuarios y animales vivos y deroga Resolución Exenta No 1.150 del 2000
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G/SPS/N/EU/772 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1662 of 11 June 2024 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 on the temporary increase of official controls and emergency measures governing the entry into the Union of certain goods from certain third countries implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/625 and (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Text with EEA relevance).
G/SPS/N/GBR/59 - A New GB MRL for pydiflumetofen amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/GBR/60 - New GB MRLs for bentazone amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/GBR/61 - New GB MRLs for tricyclazole amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/GBR/62 - New GB MRLs for trifloxystrobin amending the GB MRL Statutory Register
G/SPS/N/NZL/769 - Proposals to Amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.
G/SPS/N/BRA/2250/Add.2 - Draft Resolution 1232, 2 February 2024
G/SPS/N/JPN/1264 - Revision of the Specification and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1265 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1267 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1268 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1269 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/JPN/1270 - Revision of the Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards)
G/SPS/N/EU/771 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/749 of 29 February 2024 concerning the authorisation of lignosulphonate as a feed additive for all animal species (Text with EEA relevance)
G/SPS/N/SAU/532 - Ministerial Decision dated 15 May 2024 relating to the implementation of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM No. 15) for import consignments
G/SPS/N/USA/3135/Add.4 - Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods; Program Implementation; Determination of Sufficient Laboratory Capacity for Import-Related Food Testing Covered by the Regulation; Notification
G/SPS/N/ZAF/83 - Compulsory specification for dried abalone – VC 9108.
G/SPS/N/ZAF/84 - Amendment of the Compulsory Specification for frozen shrimps (prawns), langoustines and crabs, and products derived therefrom, (VC 8031).
G/SPS/N/ZAF/85 - Amendment of a Compulsory Specification for chilled smoked finfish and smoke-flavoured finfish (VC8021)
G/SPS/N/ZAF/86 - Amendment of the Compulsory Specification for frozen fish, frozen marine molluscs, and frozen products derived therefrom - VC 8017
G/SPS/N/BRA/2303/Add.1 - Resolution 866, 10 May 2024
G/SPS/N/CAN/1555 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Broflanilide (PMRL2024-08)
G/SPS/N/CAN/1556 - Proposed Maximum Residue Limit: Metsulfuron-methyl (PMRL2024-09)
G/SPS/N/EU/733/Add.1 - Food additives tartaric acid (L(+)-) (E 334), sodium tartrates (E 335), potassium tartrates (E 336), sodium potassium tartrate (E 337) and calcium tartrate (E 354)
G/SPS/N/BRA/2306 - Health certificate for exporting samples without commercial value to Brazil
G/SPS/N/BRA/2307 - DECREE No 12.031, of 28 May 2024.
G/SPS/N/EU/770 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1194 of 24 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorization of nicotinic acid and niacinamide as feed additives for all animal species and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 642/2013
G/SPS/N/TUR/88/Rev.1 - Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on the methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of the levels of mycotoxins in foodstuffs.
G/SPS/N/TUR/146 - Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on the Methods of Sampling and Analysis for the Control of the Plant Toxins in Foodstuffs
G/SPS/N/EU/765 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1325 of 8 May 2024 concerning the authorisation of a preparation of cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) produced with Ensifer adhaerens CGMCC 21299 as a feed additive for all animal species
G/SPS/N/EU/766 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1196 of 25 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of a preparation of Lentilactobacillus buchneri DSM 19455 as a feed additive for all animal species and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 774/2013 (Text with EEA relevance).
G/SPS/N/EU/767 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2024/1185 of 24 April 2024 concerning the renewal of the authorisation of orthophosphoric acid as a feed additive for all animal species and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1055/2013