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WTO: statement by Chile to the committee on technical barriers to trade

Chile

Apr 01, 2020

Public consultation for draft legislation setting out rules on the preparation, description and labelling of milk products or products deriving from milk

  1. I am going to expand on the content of document G/TBT/W/698, which is the response given to the concerns raised by the United States and New Zealand at the last meeting of the TBT Committee in November 2019 in document G/TBT/M/79 (Minutes of the meeting of 12-15 November 2019).

  2. On 26 September 2019, the text of the draft Law setting out rules on the preparation, description and labelling of milk products or products deriving from milk, which was approved by the Congress of Chile, was notified to the WTO in document G/TBT/N/CHL/500, in compliance with the transparency obligations established in the WTO's TBT Agreement. Moreover, the original content of the draft parliamentary initiatives (from both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate) was notified to the WTO in documents G/TBT/N/CHL/442 and G/TBT/N/CHL/458 on 24 May 2018 and 3 September 2018, respectively. The text was notified at an early appropriate stage, in accordance with Article 2.9 of the TBT Agreement, and culminated in the publication on 2 November 2019 of Law No. 21.179 setting out rules on the preparation, description and labelling of milk products or products deriving from milk.

  3. Since then, the comments submitted by the countries that responded to the open consultation held by the WTO have been reflected in the Law, as the Government of Chile presented them during the parliamentary discussion.

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