DS: European Union — Measures Concerning the Importation of Certain Poultry Meat Preparations from Brazil

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Complaint by Brazil

On 8 November 2021, Brazil requested consultations with the European Union with respect to EU measures relating to the importation of certain poultry meat preparations from Brazil, in particular salted poultry meat and turkey meat with pepper. The request concerned the application by the European Union of Salmonella food safety criteria on fresh poultry meat and certain poultry meat preparations, and the appropriate level of sanitary protection necessary to address risks to human health from the contamination of Salmonella in products under these food categories.

Brazil claimed that the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 8 and paragraph 1(e) of Annex C of the SPS Agreement; and
  • Articles III:4 and XI:1 of the GATT 1994.




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