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19 April 2016


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Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade

Original: English


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6


Notifying Member: Botswana

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible: Botswana WTO-TBT Enquiry Point

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Botswana Bureau of Standards Information Centre

Private Bag B0 48



Tel: (+267) 3903200

Fax: (+267)3903120

Toll free number: 0800 600 900



Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Cereal and pulses – Certain pulses – Specification (ICS: 65.120)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Cereal and pulses —– Certain pulses – Specification (4 pages, in English)


Description of content: This Botswana Standard applies to whole, shelled or split pulses defined below:

  1. Beans of the Phaseolus spp

  2. Lentils (Lens culinaris Medic. Syn. Lens esculenta Moench)

  3. Peas (Pisum sativum L.)

  4. Chickpeas (Cicer arientium L.)

  5. Field beans (Vicia faba L.)

  6. Cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata L.) Walp., syn. Vigna sesquipedialis Fruhw., Vigna sinesis (L.) Savi exd Hassk)

  7. Jugo bean/bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea)

  8. Mungbean (Vigna radiata)

  9. Groundnut/peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

  10. Soybean (Glycine max L.) Merr.)


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Health and safety


Relevant documents:

BOS 9, Pre-packaged goods for the ultimate consumer – Labelling, presentation and advertising – General requirements

BOS CAC/RCP 1, Recommended international code of practice – General principles of food hygiene

BOS ISO 13690, Cereals, pulses and milled products – Sampling of static batches

BOS ISO 16050, Foodstuffs – Determination of aflatoxin B1, and the total content of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 in cereals, nuts and derived products – High performance liquid chromatographic method

Codex Stan 1, Rev. 1, Codex Alimentarius Volume 1A Codex General Standard for labelling of prepackaged foods

ISO 605, Pulses – Determination of impurities, size, foreign odours, insects, and species and variety – Test methods

ISO 712, Cereals and cereal products – Determination of moisture content – Routine reference method


Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: 12 months from date of publication


Final date for comments: 2 months from date of circulation


Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body:

Botswana Bureau of Standards Information Centre

Private Bag B0 48



Tel : (+267) 3903200

Fax: (+267)3903120

Toll free number: (0800 600 900)


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