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Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - General
Assistance focusing on improving knowledge of international agreements relating to products moving in international trade and their implications for food safety, animal health and plant protection; or focusing protection on preventing or limit damage within the territory of a Member from the entry, establishment and spread of pests; or other assistance which cannot be disaggregated into the separate categories.
Types of assistance measures under STDF General include inter alia: (I) formulation and revision of SPS legislation; (II) conducting workshops and training courses on the SPS Agreement, transferring information, knowledge and skills associated with SPS control and international standard setting bodies; (III) establishment and strengthening of control agencies as well as with training in the necessary technical and administrative skills to ensure their effective operation.
Reference to WTO mandate
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Article 9. Decision on Implementation-related Issues and Concerns, paras. 3.6 and 5.4.
Examples of typical activities
Training courses in understanding the SPS Agreement, updating of national legislation, strengthening of institutional capacity to enforce SPS legislation


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