This chapter shall apply to all sanitary and phytosanitary measures of a. Pdf on jan 1, 2005, steve suppan published the wto agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary. The importing party shall accept the sanitary and phytosanitary measures of the exporting party as equivalent if the exporting party objectively. Agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Pdf the impact of sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Scope of application of the sps agreement on completion of this section the reader will be able. The committee on sanitary and phytosanitary measures provided for in paragraphs 1 and 4 of article 12 referred to in this agreement as the committee shall develop a procedure to monitor the process of international harmonization and coordinate efforts in this regard with the relevant. Pdf the wto agreement on the application of sanitary and. The parties recognise the concept of pest or diseasefree areas and areas of low pest. Sanitary and phytosanitary sps measures are not a new issue in global agricultural trade. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures european commission.
Members shall ensure that their sanitary or phytosanitary measures are adapted to the sanitary or phytosanitary characteristics of the area whether all of a country, part of a country, or all or parts of several countries from which the product originated and to which the product is destined. Chapter 4 overview of sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade in nepal 20 4. The research contained in this report was conducted at the request of the usda to. References agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures, 1994. The eu reserves the right to make subsequent modifications to this proposal. Department of agriculture, economic research service, november 2015. Nothing in this chapter prevents a party from adopting or maintaining halal requirements for food and food products in accordance with islamic law. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures and technical barriers to trade on u. The ten commandments of the sanitary and phytosanitary. The legislative and administrative systems, other factors such as the performance of the relevant competent authorities and any other necessary assessments or tests may be considered. Eumexico free trade agreement eu textual proposal chapter on sanitary and phytosanitary measures chapter xx sanitary and phytosanitary measures note. The agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures sps agreement seeks to strike a balance between the right of wto members to protect health and the need to allow the smooth flow of goods across international borders. The parties seek to build upon the key principles of the world trade organization wto sps agreement, while preserving each partys ability to achieving its appropriate. Trade remedies and sps and tbt measures share common features in that they are legitimate trade protection measures allowed under the world trade organization wto regime.
Sanitary and phytosanitary sps measures are typically applied to both domestically produced and imported. Because of the concern that sps measures might be used for protectionist purposes, a specific agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures was negotiated during the uruguay round. Article 1 objective the objective of the present annex is to facilitate trade, between the signatory parties in animals and animal products, plants, and plant products, and any other regulated articles or any other product, deemed to require sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Making sure that food is traded safely and that animal and plant pests or diseases are not spread through trade means that import restrictions are sometimes required. Measures may be applie d consecutively or concurrently. Sanitary measuresare described in the diseasespecific chapter of the terrestrial codeto manage risksposed by that disease, infectionor infestation. Free areas and areas of low pest or disease prevalence. The wtos sanitary and phytosanitary measures agreement.
The impact of sanitary and phytosanitary measures on indias exports and the challengesopportunities of the sps agreement chapter pdf available may 20 with 217 reads how we measure. Plant protection convention and international standards for phytosanitary measures. Exporting wto members claiming pestdiseasefree areas or areas of low pest. Wto agreement on sanitary and phytosanitary measures. Animal health code, the manual of diagnostic tests and vaccines for terrestrial.1379 1306 1001 673 725 1187 63 847 1009 1102 1155 409 1461 1583 951 1585 72 120 285 1557 1126 201 1121 801 865 150 1450 1204 1251 1372 1136 786 1295 1264 1392 531 123 823 1263 1178 1039 884