Tags Sanitary and Phytosanitary

Keyword: Sanitary and Phytosanitary

ePing – SPS and TBT notifications and alert system

Governments establish product requirements to achieve policy objectives such as the protection of human health or the environment. The WTO SPS and TBT Agreements try to ensure that...

Special treatment under WTO rules

LDCs that are members of the WTO benefit from special considerations in their implementation of WTO agreements. Special and differential treatment (S&D) provisions for...

ePing continues to help countries, including LDCs, to keep track of trade export requirements

ePing is an online platform that immediately alerts those registered when new trade notifications of particular interest to them are circulated. Users can search...

ePing – How to track changes in international trade rules and regulations online

A blog post by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub highlights the need for an electronic notification system to track changes in...

Standards and Trade Development Facility

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) seeks to assist developing countries in building their capacity to analyze and employ international standards, guidelines and recommendations and...

SPS Agreement: Recognition of LDCs Interests when preparing or applying SPS measures (Art. 10.1)

Whether SPS measures are in a preliminary planning or implementation phase, all Members are expected to consider the special needs of developing country Members—and...

SPS Agreement: Technical Assistance by WTO Secretariat (Art. 9)

Under Article 9.1, Members agree to facilitate the provision of technical assistance to other Members, especially developing country Members, either bilaterally or through the...

SPS Agreement: Participation in International Standard Setting Organizations (Article 10.4)

Under Article 10.4, Members should encourage and facilitate the active participation of developing country Members in all relevant international organizations, and in the creation...

SPS Agreement: Technical Assistance By WTO Members (Art. 9)

Under Article 9, Members agree to facilitate the provision of technical assistance to other Members, especially developing county Members, either bilaterally or through the...

SPS Agreement: Equivalence (Article 4)

Under Article 4, Members shall accept the SPS measures of other Members as equivalent, even if these measures differ from their own or from...

SPS Agreement: The Application of Sanitary & PhytoSanitary Measures

Under the SPS agreement, the WTO sets limitations on member-states' policies relating to food safety (bacterial contaminants, pesticides, inspection and labeling) as well as...

SPS and LDC exports

One of the difficulties most LDCs confront is that a majority of their exports are agricultural or other products that have to pass sanitary...