ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Mar 2012In March 2012, the government of Venezuela announced a change in trade-relevant health safety standards.
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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.