Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-094  
NTB Type
1.1. Export subsidies  
NTM Code
B15: Registration requirement for importers for TBT reasons 
Complaint
Mauritian exports of canned Tuna are denied entry into South Africa because South Africa does not recognize Ministry of Fisheries in Mauritius as being the regulatory body even though product qualifies for EUR1 certificate and is exported to the EU  
Status note
South Africa reported that all inspections are carried out according to the requirements of the compulsory specification for “The manufacture, production, processing and treatment of canned fish, canned marine molluscs and canned crustaceans”, and these inspections are non-discriminatory. Furthermore, rejections on products are not done by an individual but by a panel and it is important to note that FAI is accredited by SANAS to the requirements of ISO 17020 ( accreditation for inspection bodies)  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
South Africa: Ministry of Trade (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Mauritius  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2009-07-26  
Status
Resolved  
Date of resolution
2010-11-22  
Product Description
Canned Tuna  
Total value
0  
Date reported
2009-07-26 00:00  
Modified
2010-11-22 00:00