Sps Agreement Citation

Posted by on October 8, 2021

Text in: (WTO | Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures – Text of Agreement, 2015) The growth of international trade has created a complex and ever-increasing primary law, including international treaties and agreements, domestic legislation and jurisprudence on trade dispute settlement. This research guide focuses primarily on the multilateral trading system managed by the World Trade Organization. It also contains information on regional and bilateral trade agreements, particularly those to which the United States is a party. This chapter deals with WTO rules on sanitary and phytosanitary measures, commonly referred to as “SPS measures”. Generally speaking, spS measures are measures to protect human, animal or plant life or health from certain specified risks. As noted in Chapter 13, SPS measures often take the form of technical barriers to trade, but are subject to other WTO rules. As a result, sanitary and phytosanitary measures sometimes vary depending on the country of origin of the food, animal or plant concerned. This is taken into account in the SPS agreement. Governments should also recognize compensated areas that may not correspond to political boundaries and appropriately tailor their requirements to products from these regions. . . .

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