Non-Tariff Measure

NTM classification
A12: Geographical restrictions on eligibility 
Date when the measure came into force
17 August 2009 
Publication where the measure is specified
Decreto n.° 26/2009, de 17 de Agosto 
Regulation where the measure is specified
Regulation on Animal Health 
Country/Region applying the measure
The rationale of the measure
a) Protect public health
b) Protect the domestic and export animal markets, animal products and others who may be affected directly or indirectly by animal diseases
c) Act as a framework to carry out epidemiological surveillance, eradication and control of major diseases which can impact the economy and public health
d) Form the basis for compensation for losses caused by animal disease
e) Form the basis for compliance with the animal welfare conditions 
Coded list of objectives
A: Protection of human life and health and B: Protection of life and health of animals 
Description of the measure
Article 22(1): It is prohibited importation of animals, their products, by-products, spoils and forage coming from areas where it is known there are diseases listed in the O.I.E. List up to six months after the last outbreak was observed
Article 22(2): The import of domestic and wild animals, their products, by-products, remains and fodder is also prohibited if they transit in areas affected by the diseases listed in the O.I.E List 
Reference of the measure
Article 22(1)(2) 
Measure also domestic
O.I.E: Office International des Epizooties 

Products affected by the measure.

Animal products
Animal by-products
Animal spoils
Organic products 

Countries/Regions affected by the measure.