Presentation on theme: "The OIE’s work in setting sanitary standards Dr Sarah Kahn International Trade Department IPC Symposium February 2007 Geneva."— Presentation transcript:
The OIE’s work in setting sanitary standards Dr Sarah Kahn International Trade Department IPC Symposium February 2007 Geneva
Topics for discussion OIE Structure and process Terrestrial Code Standards Work program
OIE: a n intergovernmental organisation (1924) 5 Regions; 168 Member Countries 29 Americas; 51 Africa; 49 Europe; 13 Middle East; 26 Asia.
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE Administrative Commission Specialist Commissions Terrestrial Code, Laboratories, Aquatic Animals, Scientific Regional Commissions Africa, Americas, Europe, Asia- Far East and Oceania, Middle East Central Bureau Director General Regional Activities Department Administrative and Management Systems Department Animal Health Information Department Publications Department Scientific and Technical Department Collaborating Centres Reference Laboratories ad hoc Groups Working Groups Regional Representations International Trade Department Human Resources and Budget Management Unit Accounts Unit Deputy Director General Administration, Finances, Human Resources Deputy Director General Animal Health and International Standards World Animal Health and Welfare Fund Coordination
PROBLEM Specialist Commissions Review Advice of experts or other Specialist Commissions Draft text COMMITTEE DELEGATES Adoption COMMITTEE, COMMISSIONS, DELEGATES 1 2 OIE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD Updating International Standards
Terrestrial Code Standards To facilitate trade in animals & products while avoiding unjustified trade barriers To support countries in the control of animal diseases and prevention of zoonoses.
Terrestrial Code standards Zoning and compartmentalisation Populations of different animal health status Defined by (primarily) geographical features or (primarily) management controls Relationship between Veterinary Administrations in exporting country and importing country Safe commodities BSE: Milk and dairy products are listed as safe commodities
Terrestrial Code standards Equivalence (chapter 1.3.6) The Code recognises equivalence by recommending alternative sanitary measures for many diseases and pathogenic agents: -e.g. by enhanced surveillance and monitoring; by the use of alternative test, treatment or isolation procedures, or by combinations of the above. To facilitate the judgement of equivalence, Member Countries should base their sanitary measures on OIE standards, guidelines and recommendations. Relevance of risk analysis
Terrestrial Code Standards FMD (chapter 2.2.10 and appendix 3.6.2) Free country or zone Free herd plus heat treatment (UHT or HTST) BSE (chapter 2.3.13) Milk and dairy products are listed as safe commodities Tuberculosis (chapter 2.3.3) Herd freedom or pasteurisation or other treatment specified by Code Rinderpest (chapter 2.2.12) See FMD (above)
Work program Terrestrial Code Compartmentalisation Continuing collaboration with Codex Consideration of development of commodity standards Animal Production Food Safety Working Group Animal identification and traceability Veterinary certificates Animal Feeding Good farming practice Animal Welfare Working Group Livestock production systems
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