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Sanitary and Phytosanitary Joint Management Committee - Ottawa (Videoconference), November 16-20, 2020


  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Operation and Implementation of the SPS Chapter
    • 2.1 Rules of Procedure
    • 2.2 Review and confirmation of action items
  3. Information Sharing
    • 3.1 Update on disease outbreaks (African Swine Fever) (EU/CAN)
    • 3.2 Presentation on E-Certification (CAN)
    • 3.3 Establishment Risk-Based Assessment Model (CAN)
    • 3.4 EU Farm to Fork Strategy (EU Green Deal/Reduction of use of chemicals) (EU)
  4. Opportunity for Enhanced Cooperation on SPS Initiatives
  5. Specific Issue Management
    • Plants
    • 5.1 Exports of fresh tomato with vines, stems, and calyces (EU)
    • 5.2 Exportations of grapevine plants (EU)
    • 5.3 Phosphine treatment options authorised by Canada (EU)
    • 5.4 EU export applications of berries (EU)
    • Food Safety
    • 5.5 EU export problems with groupage of small consignments (EU)
    • 5.6 Canadian border rejections due to absence of nitrates in cured “chorizo” (EU)
    • 5.7 Timelines for listing of approved Canadian establishments (CAN)
    • 5.8 Canada’s increased residues controls on imports of meat (EU)
    • 5.9 Update from Canada on the bilateral rabbit certificate with Hungary (EU)
    • 5.10 Audit
      • Incoming and outgoing Audits (Updates)
        • Recognition of EU Member States’ meat inspection systems (CAN Audit) (EU)
        • EU audit in Canada on bovine and pig meat intended for export to the European Union (EU Audit, 2019) (EU)
      • Incoming and outgoing Audits (For upcoming year)
        • Milk and dairy products for human consumption (EU Audit) (CAN)
        • Maintenance Audit of the Meat Inspection Systems of Netherlands & Denmark for Export of Meat and Meat Products to Canada (CAN Audit) (CAN/EU)
  6. Review of action items 2020-2021
  7. Closing remarks
  8. Next meeting
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