Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.10.18
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Comisión Nacional de Alimentos, CONAL (National Food Commission)
Regions Affected
Enquiry point (See section 11)
Notified Document Details
Modificación del Código Alimentario Argentino - Capítulo XIV "Bebidas espirituosas, alcoholes, bebidas alcohólicas destiladas y licores (Resolución GMC N° 77/94)" (Amendment to Chapter XIV, "Spirituous Beverages, Alcohols, Distilled Alcoholic Beverages and Liqueurs" (Draft Common Market Group Resolution No. 77/94), of the Argentine Food Code) (5 pages, in Spanish)
Product
Description of Content

The Common Market Group has amended Common Market Group Resolution No. 77/94 on "Definitions Relating to Alcoholic Beverages (Other Than Fermented)", which was incorporated into Chapter XIV, "Spirituous Beverages, Alcohols, Distilled Alcoholic Beverages and Liqueurs", of the Argentine Food Code pursuant to Resolution No. 110/95 of the former Ministry of Health and Social Action, as follows:
(a) Common Market Group Resolution No. 46/17 repeals point 1, on molasses spirit or "cachaza", and point 2, on sugar cane spirit or "caninha", of Item XVIII, "Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Sugar Cane", of the annex to Common Market Group Resolution No. 77/94;
(b) Common Market Group Resolution No. 18/18 amends point 5, on Paraguayan rum, of Item XVIII, "Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Sugar Cane", of the annex to Common Market Group Resolution No. 77/94.
The National Food Commission is handling the incorporation of both Resolutions into the Argentine Food Code.
In light of what was resolved by the Common Market Group with respect to point (a) above, the National Food Commission has submitted for public consultation the restoration of definitions under point 1, on molasses spirit or "cachaza", and point 2, on sugar cane spirit or "caninha", of Article 1115 of the Argentine Food Code.

Relevant Documents

· Consolidated text of the amendments described in Section 6 of this notification

Final Date of Comments
2018.11.17
Contact Details
Punto Focal de la República Argentina (Focal Point of the Argentine Republic) Dirección de Políticas de Comercio Interior y Competencia (Directorate of Domestic Trade Policies and Competition) Avda. Julio A. Roca 651 Piso 4° Sector 23A (C1067ABB) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Tel.: (+54) 11 4349 4067 Email: focalotc@mecon.gob.ar http://www.puntofocal.gov.ar/formularios/notific_arg.php http://www.puntofocal.gob.ar/ https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2018/TBT/ARG/18_5452_00_s.pdf https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2018/TBT/ARG/18_5452_01_s.pdf
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