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IMF-CEF-WTO Follow up Regional SPS Workshop for Arab Countries - FMI-CEF-OMC Suivi de l'atelier regional sur les mesures sanitaires et phytosanitaires pour les pays du Moyen Orient - Seguimiento del taller regional MSF de la FMI-CEF-OMC para los países árabes

The Regional SPS Workshop is designed with the purpose of making participants fully aware of the WTO SPS Agreement, its implementation, and the possible implications at the regional and national levels. These regional workshops also serve as an opportunity for government officials working on SPS matters in different developing countries to establish contact with their counterparts in other developing countries of the region, facilitating the exchange of information and the sharing of best practices related to the implementation of the SPS Agreement. In particular, this follow-up workshop will delve more specifically into several provisions of the SPS Agreement (e.g. risk assessment), in order to provide participants with a deeper level of understanding of the SPS Agreement.

The workshop will combine lectures, exercises and interactive dialogues aimed at the exchange of experiences and positions among the different countries and institutions involved. The three international standard-setting organizations referred to in the SPS Agreement, i.e., the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) will also participate in this workshop with lectures and exercises in their respective field of expertise. The workshop will be tailored to the specific characteristics and needs of the regionRead More

Notes/Key results
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Level of Activity: Specialist (Intermediate)
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Trade Information
Project Number SPS18/1
Trade Category Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - General
Dates 16/04/2018 - 19/04/2018
Reporting Agency World Trade Organization (WTO)
Implementing Agencies / Countries IMF-CEF (Centre for Economics and Finance)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Kuwait
Invited Countries
Algeria; Bahrain; Djibouti; Egypt; Iraq; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
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