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WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures turns spotlight on major new standards under development and the IPPC budget deficit

Posted on Thu, 04 Nov 2010, 09:10

Magic numberDuring the 20 – 21 October meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Committee) at WTO headquarters in Geneva, attention was drawn to a new phytosanitary standards under development that could have a major impact on international trade in goods. In particular, it was noted that work is underway on a standard for “minimizing pest movement by sea containers and conveyances in international trade”, and a similar standard for air containers and aircraft will be developed in future.

Delegates were cautioned that work on these important standards could be delayed as the IPPC standards-setting programme is facing ...

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