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Paraguay Import Regs.: Sanitary/Phyto-Sanitary

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Paraguay Import Regs.: Sanitary/Phyto-Sanitary

Postby bridgat » Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:36 am

Various government agencies have competence in the area of sanitary and phytosanitary measures. The Sanitary Surveillance Directorate (DNVS) of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS) is responsible for regulating medicines for human use, chemical products and reagents for the pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics and household products, as well as syringes and needles for human use. The National Food and Nutrition Institute (INAN) regulates the case of food products and beverages, and the Directorate of Establishments and Professions (DEP) in the case of medical, dental and laboratory apparatus, instruments, equipment and appliances.

In addition, one should note, the GOP is adopting Mercosur standards both technical regulations as well as policies.

All imports of animals and/or plants must be accompanied by a health certificate and consigned in accordance with the relevant international standards, for example, those of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The National Plant and Seed Quality and Health Service (SENAVE) and the National Animal Health Service (SENACSA) verify the conformity of imports with sanitary and phytosanitary measures at the border.



Legal basis
Animals and animal products
Queen bees, swarms or any living material

Prior authorization

Decree No 25.045 of 19 October 1987 (MAG)
Animals, products and by-products of avian origin

Specific sanitary requirements for imports which, among other things, prohibited imports of poultry derived from sanitary disposal and/or production and the introduction of products and by-products processed more than 90 days earlier.

Resolution No 458/02 of 5 December 2002
Animals and animal products or preparations from Belgium, Netherlands and France

Ban on the import, distribution and marketing of animals and animal products (headings 0101 to 0511 and 23.09 of the MERCOSUR nomenclature; in 2000 the ban was repealed and replaced by the requirement of a sanitary certificate attesting that these products were free of dioxins

Decree No. 3.605/99 of 15 June 1999, as amended by Decree No. 4.640/99 of 1999 of 11 August 1999; Decree No. 10.021/00 of 16 August 2000
Live animals, bovine, ovine and caprine genetic material, products and by-products

Ban on imports (products of HS Chapters 01, 02, 05, 15, 16 and 23) from countries infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE); in 2003 the ban on embryos and semen was rescinded

Decree No 12.126/01of 7 February 2001; Decree No. 21.517 of 21 July 2003
Live animals, genetic material, products and by-products of the ovine and caprine species

Ban on imports from countries where scrapie is prevalent or where no information on the matter is available

Resolution No. 2/2001 of 19 January 2001
Live birds, products, by-products and genetic material

Ban on imports likely to be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza, initially from Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Laos, and subsequently from all countries affected by the disease

Resolution No. 08/2004 of 3 February 2004, as amended by Resolution No. 023/2004 of 19 May 2004
Birds and bird products

Sanitary certificate issued by the country of origin

Decree No. 21.945/98 of 17 July 1998 (MAG)
Birds, products and by-products which may carry the Newcastle disease virus

Special sanitary requirements (including introduction of international sanitary certificate) for imports

Decree No. 11.524/00 of 15 December 2000

Prior authorization

Decree No. 21.945/98 of 17 July 1998 (MAG)
Bovine or other animals for breeding susceptible to tuberculosis

Sanitary certificate issued by the country of origin: sanitary inspection by SENASA

Decree No. 18.613/97 of 6 October 1997

Certificate of vaccination and diagnosis for pigs older than two months, issued by the country of origin and authenticated, attesting that they display no clinical sign of classical swine fever and that farms are regularly inspected by the sanitary authorities of the country.

Decree No. 21.946/98 of 17 July 1998 (MAG)
Bovine and ovine livestock from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

Certificate of vaccination against foot and mouth disease, issued by the country of origin; imports are subject to sanitary inspection and quarantine

Resolution No. 306/87 of 30 October 1987 (MAG)
Frozen semen and embryos of animal origin

Sanitary certificate issued by the country of origin; imports are subject to quality and health controls

Resolution No. 44/87 of 5 February 1987 (MAG)
Products of plant origin
Wild and exotic species of flora and fauna

Prior authorization

Law No. 96/93 of 24 December 1993
Products of plant origin

Prior authorization; phytosanitary inspection

Law No. 123/92 of 9 January 1992
Wine sector products

Compliance with MERCOSUR regulations concerning grape growing and wine making (MERCOSUR Resolution No. 45/96); subject to analysis and certificate permitting marketing of the product, issued by the MAG

Decree No. 18.953/97 of 5 November 1997(MIC)

Prior authorization

Law No. 385/94 of 5 July 1994; Law on Seeds and Protection of Cultivars
Other products
Food products

Sanitary registration of products (including imports) with the MSPBS; registration is valid for five years, but all imports (including those from MERCOSUR) are controlled

Law No. 836/80 of 15 December 1980 (Sanitary Code); Decree No. 1.635/99 of 12 January 1999

The MAG and MSPBS are authorized to approve and register entities (including importing entities) dealing with food products, beverages and additives for human consumption

Decree No. 16.611/02 of 7 March 2002
Salt for human and animal consumption

Importers, producers and wholesalers of salt and related products have to be registered with the MSPBS; sanitary registration is also mandatory for the salt itself; labelling requirements for non-edible salt

Law No. 836/80 of 15 December 1980 (Sanitary Code); Decree No. 3.597/99 of 11 June 1999
Source: WTO

Note: MAG: Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock; MIC: Ministry of Industry and Trade; MSPBS: Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare.
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