Specific Trade Concern

IMS ID : 383
Peru -— Act to Promote Healthy Eating Among Children and Adolescents (ID 383)
17/06/2013
June/July 2013
Juin/Juillet 2013
junio/​​julio 2013
G/TBT/M/60, paras. 3.16-3.25
Date Minutes
No subsequent date raised
08/11/2017 G/TBT/M/73, paras. 2.57-2.64
14/06/2017 G/TBT/M/72, paras. 3.109-3.112
29/03/2017 G/TBT/M/71, paras. 2.120-2.127
10/11/2016 G/TBT/M/70, paras. 2.116-2.122
15/06/2016 G/TBT/M/69, paras. 3.129-3.136
09/03/2016 G/TBT/M/68, paras. 2.129-2.138
04/11/2015 G/TBT/M/67, paras. 2.127-2.133
17/06/2015 G/TBT/M/66 paras. 3.128-3.136
18/03/2015 G/TBT/M/65, paras. 2.110-2.115
05/11/2014 G/TBT/M/64/Rev.1 paras 2.152 - 2.156
18/06/2014 G/TBT/M/63 paras.3.132-3.135
19/03/2014 G/TBT/M/62 paras. 2.188-2.193
30/10/2013 G/TBT/M/61 paras. 2.154-2.160
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Food products
Industrially processed products containing added sugar, saturated fat and sodium and/or trans fats, which fall under the following tariff headings:
Code Product description:
• 02.09 Pig fat, free of lean meat, and poultry fat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked.
• 02.10 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.
• 03.05 Fish, dried, salted or in brine; smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption.
• 03.06 Crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, whether or not chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption.
• 03.07 Molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked molluscs, whether in shell or not, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumption.
• 03.08 Aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine; smoked aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process; flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, fit for human consumption.
• 04.02 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
• 04.03 Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa.
• 04.04 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
• 04.05 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
• 04.06 Cheese and curd.
• 08.11 Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
• 15.07 Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
• 15.16 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, inter-esterified, re-esterified or elaidinised, whether or not refined, but not further prepared.
• 15.17 Margarine; edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this Chapter, other than edible fats or oils or their fractions of heading 15.16.
• 1601.00.00.00 Sausages and similar products, of meat, meat offal or blood; food preparations based on these products.
• 16.02 Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood.
• 16.04 Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
• 17.04 Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa.
• 18.06 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
• 19.01 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of headings 04.01 to 04.04, not containing cocoa or containing less than 5% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included.
• 19.04 Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products (for example, corn flakes); cereals (other than maize (corn)) in grain form or in the form of flakes or other worked grains (except flour, groats and meal), pre-cooked, or otherwise prepared, not elsewhere specified or included.
• 19.05 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
• 2006.00.00.00 Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruit-peel and other parts of plants, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised).
• 20.07 Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
• 20.08 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
• 20.09 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
• 21.03 Sauces and preparations therefor; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard.
• 21.04 Soups and broths and preparations therefor; homogenised composite food preparations.
• 2105.00 Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa.
• 21.06 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
• 22.02 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
Reduction of obesity and other non-communicable diseases
Lack of scientific evidence on thresholds for nutrient intake (i.e. to justify "high-in" labels); lack of cost-benefit analysis of regulation; consumer misleading; act refers to more foods and products than notified to the WTO.
The measure's objective was to reduce obesity and other risks to non-communicable diseases through: organizing educative campaigns in schools to promote healthy eating; increasing physical activity; promoting healthy cafeterias/kiosks; informing consumers about the content of processed food; and supervising advertisement and marketing of food and alcohol, especially when directed to children and adolescents.