Draft of the national German mineral oil ordinance regulation notified to the WTO

10 May 2021 − 

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has notified the WTO of its draft legislation regarding the implementation of the planned national mineral oil ordinance.

The draft was presented to the World Trade Organisation on 22 March, and the deadline for submitting comments will end on 21 May 2021. A spokesperson of the ministry explained upon inquiry that this step had become necessary because the WTO invariably had to be notified of any national regulations that fell under the scope of application of the SPS Agreement.

In August 2020 the ministry notified the European Commission of the draft mineral oil ordinance. The standstill period for the draft of the mineral oil ordinance ended on 18 February 2021. The notification procedure with regard to the EU Commission has therefore come to an end for the time being.

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