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1 Using Existing Tools Gretchen H. Stanton Secretary, SPS Committee

2 The instruments are there, it is just a question of using them. Michael Scannell EC Commission 29 March 2006

3 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

4 To get documents –Public site – docs-on-line Unrestricted documents only Unrestricted documents only –Members site – password from Mission –SPS page Self-subscribing list Self-subscribing list –Original language only –Unrestricted documents only

5 SPS web page Trade Topics 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

6 To get documents WTO Reference Center WTO Reference Center –On-line link to Members site Background materials Background materials Reference documents Reference documents

7 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

8 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

9 Information on Measures Codex standards on-line Codex standards on-line –http://faostat.fao.org/faostat (food quality control) IPPC standards IPPC standards –http://www.ippc.int/IPP OIE standards OIE standards –http://www.oie.int Or SPS page on

10 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

11 How to Identify Problems Identify products/markets of interest Identify products/markets of interest Screen notifications Screen notifications Input from stakeholders Input from stakeholders

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 How to Identify Needs IPPC – Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Tool IPPC – Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation Tool OIE / IICA – Veterinary Capacity Evaluation OIE / IICA – Veterinary Capacity Evaluation FAO/Codex – Food safety needs evaluation FAO/Codex – Food safety needs evaluation

16 How to Request Assistance Questionnaire on needs (G/SPS/W/113) Questionnaire on needs (G/SPS/W/113) G/SPS/33 G/SPS/33 Bilateral request Bilateral request Unilateral request Unilateral request STDF: STDF: FAO (Codex, IPPC), OIE, others FAO (Codex, IPPC), OIE, others

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