SANITARY & PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES: COMMITTEE

Major decisions and documents

This compilation brings together the major decisions and documents regarding the implementation of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.

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1.  Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (Text of the SPS Agreement)

2.  Committee's Rules of Procedure

  • Rules of Procedure for Meetings of the Committee on SPS Measures (G/L/170)

  • Rules of Procedure for Sessions of the Ministerial Conference and Meetings of the General Council (WT/L/161)

  • Working Procedures of the Committee (G/SPS/1)

3. Procedure to Monitor the Process of International Harmonization (G/SPS/11/Rev.1 and G/SPS/40)

4. Decision on the Implementation of Article 4 of the Agreement on the Application of SPS Measures (Equivalence) (G/SPS/19/Rev.2)

5. Guidelines to Further the Practical Implementation of Article 5.5 (Consistency) (G/SPS/15)

6. Guidelines to Further the Practical Implementation of Article 6 (Regionalization) (G/SPS/48)

7. Recommended Procedures for Implementing the Transparency Obligations of the SPS Agreement (Article 7) as of 1 December 2008 (G/SPS/7/Rev.3)

8. Procedure to Enhance Transparency of Special and Differential Treatment in Favour of Developing Country Members (G/SPS/33/Rev.1)

9. Ministerial Decision on Implementation-Related Issues and Concerns (WT/MIN(01)/17)

10. Report on Proposals for Special and Differential Treatment (G/SPS/35)

11. Actions Regarding SPS-Related Private Standards (G/SPS/55)

12. Procedure to Encourage and Facilitate the Resolution of Specific Sanitary or Phytosanitary issues among Members in Accordance with Article 12.2 (G/SPS/61)

13. Review of the Operation and Implementation of the Agreement on the Application of SPS Measures (G/SPS/62)

14. Catalogue of instruments available to WTO Members to Manage SPS Issues (G/SPS/63)

 

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