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WTO-IDB/INT/INTAL Regional Workshop on the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) for the Caribbean

Fecha: 26 jul 2011 hasta 29 jul 2011

Horario: 8:30

Ubicación: Barbados, Barbados

The Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Integration and Trade Sector and the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with the Office for Trade Negotiations (OTN) of the CARICOM Secretariat, are organizing a “WTO-IDB/INTAL Regional Workshop on the WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) for the Caribbean”, to be held in Barbados, from 26-29 July, 2011. The purpose of the Workshop is to increase participants' awareness of the WTO SPS Agreement, the current key decisions of the SPS Committee and to discuss its operation and implementation vis-à-vis national and regional realities. In addition, the workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the improvements and challenges faced in the implementation of the SPS regulatory framework at the national and regional level, focusing in plant health and food safety. Participants will be updated on the current work of Codex, IPPC and OIE, and will benefit from the three sisters’ recommendations with regards to SPS regulation in their area of expertise. The workshop will be conducted in English. The target audience for the workshop is mid to high-level government officials of the SPS National Body, as well as SPS enquiry points or notification authorities, interested representatives of professional associations and consumer organizations. IDB/INTAL will finance the participation of the officials. The Workshop is closed to the general public.

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