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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
Ugandan ban on beef & beef products from Kenya
Posted on : 01 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 95 times

Affected countries : Kenya

NTB source & Ministry/Department/ Agency for action :Uganda Departments of Veterinary Services ; Ministries of livestock development and Agriculture

Impact to businesses : Ban on market entry and loss of potential markets.

Prioritized Action :Political goodwill to mutually recognise inspection procedures, inspection reports and certificates

Bottlenecks Pressure from businesses not to recognize products from within EAC due to fear of loss of markets

Success Factor : Political goodwill to recognize EAC as a single market area

Status / Recommendations :A bilateral meeting between Kenya and Uganda was held on 11th April, 2012. The Ministers directed that a verification of beef and beef products be undertaken in the two Partner States. The verification was carried out between 22nd to 24th April and the report of the verification exercise will be considered after the budget speeches.

Time-frame : August, 2012