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1 Masatsugu Okita Chargé de mission, International Trade Dept. OIE Standards on Veterinary Legislation 54 th regular meeting of WTO SPS Committee Geneva, July 2012

2 OIE Standards on Veterinary Legislation Background 2009Publication of OIE Guidelines on the web st Global Conference on veterinary legislation in Tunisia 2012Adoption of new Code chapter at 80 th General Session

3 OIE Standards on Veterinary Legislation Objectives A crucial element of the Veterinary Services infrastructure Outdated in many OIE Members Inadequate in many countries for the challenges facing VS in todays world Technical skills needed from specialised people (mixed team of lawyers and veterinarians) Provide advice… when formulating or modernising veterinary legislation … ensuring good governance of the entire veterinary domain (Article )

4 OIE Standards on Veterinary Legislation Basic principles Basis for key functions of Competent Authorities (CA) Provide basis for the CA to take necessary actions within veterinary domain Flexibility to apply in diverse situations No single solution. Not too prescriptive Respecting national legal framework Harmonisation/coordination with other legislation as well as other CAs

5 OIE Standards on Veterinary Legislation Contents General matters Introduction and objectives Definition General principles The drafting of veterinary legislation Specific matters Competent authorities Veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals Laboratories in the veterinary domain Health provisions relating to animal production Animal diseases Animal welfare Veterinary medicines and biologicals Human food production chain Import and export procedures and veterinary certification

6 Capacity Building, Specific Activities, Projects and Programs PVS Gap Analysis PVS Evaluation PVS Pathway Follow-Up Missions Veterinary Legislation Public / Private Partnerships Veterinary Education Laboratories « Diagnosis »« Prescription » « Treatment » The OIE collaborates with governments, donors and other stakeholders including Veterinary Services Strategic Priorities

7 The OIE PVS Pathway

8 Capacity building on Veterinary Legislation Precondition: country engages in the OIE PVS Pathway Preferable to do a PVS Evaluation then request specific follow-up on legislation Initial Legislation Identification Mission Possibility to establish a formal agreement with the OIE for ongoing support (normally 1-2 years) The beneficiary countries committed to nominate Task Force with Lawyers and veterinarians STDF Capacity building project OIE/OIRSA in respect of veterinary legislation in Central America region.

9 Thank you for your attention Organisation mondiale de la santé animale World Organisation for Animal Health Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal 12 rue de Prony, Paris, France


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