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Includes unofficial and less technical summaries of SPS
also Work on SPS in the WTO, below
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on SPS in the WTO, and official documents back to top
on this subject is handled by the SPS Committee, which reports to the
Goods Council. The work is officially recorded in the committee’s
annual reports to the General Council and in summary reports
(equivalent to minutes) of the committee’s meetings. The current chair is
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unrestricted SPS documents by e-mail, usually twice a week, normally
only in the original language (English, French or Spanish).
Members’ transparency toolkit
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Notification formats, handbooks, links to members’ SPS
websites and other aids for members’ transparency work in SPS.
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Find information on planned and recently held
Standards and Trade Development
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A joint initiative of the World Trade
Organization, World Health Organization, World Bank, World
Organization for Animal Health and Food and Agriculture Organization
for enhancing developing countries’ capacity to meet SPS standards.
Work includes sharing information on technical cooperation, and
finance for projects.
Find links to relevant standard
setting bodies, FAO's SPS Portal, observer organizations, etc.