WTO Agreements Series

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the “SPS Agreement”) entered into force with the establishment of the World Trade Organization on 1 January 1995. The SPS Agreement concerns the application of food safety and animal and plant health regulations.

This series of booklets offers a set of handy reference on selected WTO agreements. The first section of the booklet presents the basic structure of WTO agreements; the second looks at the key features of the SPS Agreement; the third addresses a number of frequently-asked questions; and the fourth contains the legal text of the SPS Agreement.

Published in 2010

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