World Trade Organization

The WTO was established on 1 January 1995. At that time the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) came into force. The WTO-SPS Agreement recognizes the IPPC as the relevant international standard setting organisation for the elaboration of international standards to help ensure that phytosanitary measures are not used as unjustified barriers to trade.

A substantial degree of coordination and cooperation between the Secretariats and members of both organizations is needed, and takes place regularly, particularly in the area of capacity building and dispute resolution.

Contact Point: International Organizations Group

Rolando Alcala
WTO
Email: Rolando.Alcala@wto.org
Alternate Email: spscommittee@wto.org
Preferred languages: English
Date contact registration: 01 Jul 2015
Title Files/URLs Date Published Type
WTO IDB/INTAL Regional Workshop on the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Caribbean Countries: Bridgetown, Barbados, 26-29 July, 2011 17 Nov 2014 News
WTO Regional Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 17 Nov 2014 News
Two Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) employment opportunities 17 Nov 2014 News
WTO http://www.wto.org/
17 Nov 2014 Website
WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tbt_e/tbt_e.htm
17 Nov 2014 Website
WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/sps_e/sps_e.htm
17 Nov 2014 Website
WTO Agriculture Agreement http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/agric_e/agric_e.htm
17 Nov 2014 Website