Presentation on theme: "Using Existing Tools Gretchen H. Stanton Secretary, SPS Committee."— Presentation transcript:
Using Existing Tools Gretchen H. Stanton Secretary, SPS Committee
The instruments are there, it is just a question of using them. Michael Scannell EC Commission 29 March 2006
To get documents National mission to WTO National mission to WTO –Paper copy, French/English/Spanish Regular mail from WTO Regular mail from WTO –Paper copy, French/English/Spanish, only one address in capital
To get documents www.wto.org www.wto.org –Public site – docs-on-line Unrestricted documents only Unrestricted documents only –Members site – password from Mission –SPS page Self-subscribing e-mail list Self-subscribing e-mail list –Original language only –Unrestricted documents only
SPS web page www.wto.orgwww.wto.org Trade Topics www.wto.org Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures –Agenda and documents for next meeting –Summary report/ documents of last meeting –Enquiry point lists –Notification authority list –Links to Members website –Background materials –Links to Codex, IPPC and OIE –Reference documents
To get documents WTO Reference Center WTO Reference Center –On-line link to Members site Background materials Background materials Reference documents Reference documents
Information on Measures Individual notifications (G/SPS/N/XXX/#) Individual notifications (G/SPS/N/XXX/#) Monthly summary of notifications Monthly summary of notifications Members websites Members websites
Information on Measures Enquiry points of Members (G/SPS/ENQ/19 and Add.1) Enquiry points of Members (G/SPS/ENQ/19 and Add.1) Codex, IPPC, OIE contact points Codex, IPPC, OIE contact points Members websites Members websites
Information on Measures Codex standards on-line Codex standards on-line –http://faostat.fao.org/faostat (food quality control) http://faostat.fao.org/faostat IPPC standards IPPC standards –http://www.ippc.int/IPP OIE standards OIE standards –http://www.oie.int http://www.oie.int Or SPS page on www.wto.org...
How to do it? Committee Recommendations on Transparency (G/SPS/7/Rev.2) Committee Recommendations on Transparency (G/SPS/7/Rev.2) Handbook on Transparency Handbook on Transparency Training CD-rom Training CD-rom
How to Identify Problems Identify products/markets of interest Identify products/markets of interest Screen notifications Screen notifications Input from stakeholders Input from stakeholders
How to Resolve Problems Comments on notifications Bilateral contacts G/SPS/33 Committee meetings – GEN/204 –M–M–M–Monitoring of international standards Chairs/Secretariat Good Offices Formal dispute resolution procedures Codex, IPPC, OIE
G/SPS/33 Exporting Member identifies problem Exporting Member identifies problem Bilateral consultations on request Bilateral consultations on request Change measure or technical assistance or special and differential treatment Change measure or technical assistance or special and differential treatment Notify what done Notify what done
How to Resolve Problems Codex, IPPC, OIE Codex, IPPC, OIE ITC – Innovations in Export Strategy ITC – Innovations in Export Strategy Experiences of others Experiences of others –Committee, Enquiry Point
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