ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARYNo
Sanitary and phytosanitary measure
On 15 June 2009, with immediate effect, Lebanon has banned all imports of live pigs in a bid to tackle the threat of swine flu. The Ministry of Agriculture released a circular banning all imports regardless of their origin.
Even though this measure appears to be motivated by a legitimate public policy concern, it is still classified as discriminatory because the measure introduces asymmetric treatment between Lebanese and foreign sellers of live pigs.
Currently, no single trading partner has more than the GTA minimum threshold of USD 1 million worth of trade on the affected tariff line.
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