Trade Facilitation Agreement And Sps

The IPPC secretariat and the IPPC community are working with a wide range of partners to facilitate trade security, including: trade facilitation – simplification, modernization and harmonization of export and import processes – has become an important issue for the global trading system. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization in the world to deal with the rules of trade between nations. The focus is on WTO agreements, signed by most trading countries in the world, which include working groups and working groups on trade facilitation. IPPC`s mandate is to enable the parts (CP) of the IPPC to protect terrestrial and aquatic plant resources by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. This requires the application of plant health measures that are technically justified and transparent and do not lead to arbitrary or unjustified discrimination or a disguised restriction of international trade. We facilitate trade security: the importance of trade facilitation is also highlighted in the IPPC strategic framework (2020-2030), which aims in particular to facilitate the security of trade, development and economic growth. The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) contains provisions to speed up the movement of goods, release and customs clearance, including goods in transit. Measures are also planned for effective cooperation between customs and other relevant authorities on trade facilitation and tariff compliance. In recent years, IPPC has addressed “state-of-the-art” trade facilitation issues, such as. B: The WTO agreement on the application of health and plant health measures (SPS) explicitly recognises the right of governments to take measures to protect human, animal and plant health as long as these measures are based on scientific knowledge, are necessary for health protection and do not unduly discriminate against foreign sources of supply. IPPC standards under the auspices of the IPPC secretariat are the only international standards for plant health measures recognized by the SPS Convention.