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IPPC Secretariat took part in the SPS Committee Thematic Workshop on Control Inspection and Approval Procedures

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018, 16:49

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The Secretariat of the World Trade Organization organized and hosted a Workshop on control, inspection and approval procedures from 09-10 July, 2018. The workshop provided a forum for discussion and experience sharing on developments, challenges and practices in ...

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Why Africa needs adequate plant surveillance

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 11:10

To tackle devastating crop diseases, Africa should boost regional plant surveillance. The emergence of Tuta absoluta on the African agricultural landscape has rekindled pertinent questions regarding Africa s capability to protect local agriculture and enhance international trade. The importance of ...

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WTO and FAO to Collaborate on Trade and Food Safety

Posted on Mon, 02 Nov 2015, 10:42

The leaders of the WTO and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced on 2 November their agreement to collaborate on the issue of trade and food safety. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and FAO Director-General José ...

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Technical Assistance Activities from the WTO SPS

Posted on Tue, 09 Jun 2015, 10:27

The WTO Secretariat is organizing specific technical assistance activities on the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) in 2015. These include:

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WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation

Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 11:14

The WTO discussion on Trade Facilitation has been evolving. The attached PowerPoint presentation is for information to the IPPC Contracting Parties, which was presented by the IPPC Secretariat In the recent regional workshops. It is recommended that the Contracting Parties ...

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WTO SPS Technical Assistance Activities in 2014: General Information

Posted on Mon, 26 May 2014, 13:10

The Secretariat of the WTO is organizing various technical assistance activities on the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) in 2014. The overall objective of the SPS technical assistance activities is to enhance the knowledge ...

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WTO-SPS June Meeting

Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 19:35

The IPPC Secretariat participated as an observer at this week s meeting at the World Trade Organization s Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in Geneva, Switzerland. During the meeting, the Secretariat provided three important interventions to the Committee concerning ...

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Improving coordination and cooperation with the WTO

Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 19:22

Recent discussions between the Secretariats for the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the World Trade Organization s SPS Committee were held with the objective of improving coordination and cooperation. As the IPPC has a formal role of standard setting ...

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The IPPC Secretariat Updates the WTO/SPS Committee

Posted on Fri, 11 Nov 2011, 09:10

On 18-19 October, 2011, the IPPC Secretariat reported to WTO/SPS Committee on the major developments related to the core activities of the IPPC, as well as on the activities of the CPM.

The purpose was to provide stakeholders the ...

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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 ...

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