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Risk analysis workshop

The WTO Secretariat organized a workshop on risk analysis on 19-20 June 2000, immediately before the 18th meeting of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Committee.

The workshop was chaired by Dr Alejandro Thiermann (United States). You can find here a summary report of the meeting, powerpoint presentations, and the meetings’s programme.

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Summary report back to top
> Document G/SPS/GEN/209, 3 November 2000. Download in MS Word format (28 pages, 835KB)

The meeting’s programme back to top

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Temporarily you may select and download one of the original PowerPoint presentations from the workshop on risk analysis. They are notes of the speakers’ main talking points, not the full texts:

Click here to download the full PowerPoint presentation files in Zip format.

WTO SPS Risk Analysis Workshop back to top
19-20 June 2000


Monday, 19 June 2000 – Session 1

15:00 Opening statement:
Frank Wolter(Director, WTO Agriculture and Commodities Division)

15:15 The link between the SPS Agreement and risk analysis:
Gretchen H. Stanton (Secretary of the SPS Committee, WTO Secretariat)

15:45 Fundamentals of Risk Analysis and its practical application: Robert Griffin (IPPC Secretariat). See presentation notes.

16:30 Examples from Members / Observers:
> Eduardo Serrano (OIRSA) on the characterization of BSE risk for certain Central American countries;
> Noreen A. Hynes (United States) – on Salmonella Enteritidis in Eggs

Tuesday, 20 June 2000 – Session 2

09:30 The SPS Agreement as it relates to scientific justification:
Erik Wijkström (WTO Secretariat). See
presentation notes.

10:30 Examples from Members / Observers Continued from Session 1:
> James Moynagh (European Communities) – on BST. See
presentation notes;
> Katharina Stärk (Switzerland) – on Pork, African Swine Fever and Madagascar. See
presentation notes.

11:30 The Codex, OIE and IPPC – their work relating to Risk Analysis:
> David Byron (Codex Secretariat). See
presentation notes;
> Thierry Chillaud (OIE Secretariat). See
presentation notes;
> Robert Griffin (IPPC Secretariat). See
presentation notes;
> Discussion

Lunch break: 12:30 to 14:30 – Session 3

14:30 Examples from Members / Observers Continued from Session 1:
> John Herrman (WHO Secretariat) – on Aflatoxins. See
presentation notes;
> Digby Gascoine (Australia) - Implementation of science-based risk analysis for application of SPS measures in Australia (Case-study on Ya Pear from Hebei Province of the People's Republic of China). See
presentation notes

17:00 Concluding Remarks: Gretchen H. Stanton (WTO Secretariat)

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