ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Mar 2012
The Venezuelan Executive has imposed the requirement to prove the lack of domestic production or insufficient local production of certain agricultural products in order to be able to import those commodities.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resolution No. DM031/2012 (in Spanish),
On 2 March 2012, Venezuela's Ministry of Agriculture (Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Agricultura y Tierras) adopted Resolution No. DM 031/2012 introducing a new administrative requirement for imports of living animals, meat, milk and cream, wheat, maize, soybeans, malt extract, oil seeds, vegetables, and food preparations. According to this resolution, importers in Venezuela must apply for a certificate attesting that there is either no domestic production or insufficient domestic production in order to receive the authorization to import the aforementioned goods.
This measure entered into force on 4 March 2012 for a period of one year.