sanitary & phytosanitary measures

SPS Committee information-sharing session on COVID-19

The SPS Committee held an Informal Information-Sharing Session on COVID-19 on Wednesday, 24 June 2020, in Room CR. Delegates were also able to attend in virtual format. The programme was circulated in document G/SPS/GEN/1795.

Chairperson: Mr Daniel Arboleda

1 INFORMATION FROM WTO AND STDF

- Overview of SPS notifications and other communications from Members in relation to COVID-19.

Speaker:

- Information on the COVID-19 response of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF).

Speaker:

  • Melvin Spreij, STDF secretariat

Followed by Q&A session and discussion

2 UPDATES FROM CODEX, OIE AND IPPC

Update by the three standard-setting bodies on their activities in relation to COVID-19.

Speaker:

  • Tom Heilandt, Codex
  • Keith Hamilton, OIE
    Presentation
  • Brent Larson, IPPC

Followed by Q&A session and discussion

3 INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS AND OBSERVERS ON COVID-19 AND SPS-RELATED ISSUES

Information by Members and Observers on SPS measures and other activities in relation to COVID-19.

Speaker:

  • Carmen Dolea and Peter Ben Embarek, WHO
  • Speakers from Members, Observers and Observer Organizations

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