The WTO sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) agreement: why you need to know…

​Australian Government Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry and AusAID, 2005

This booklet outlines the basic concepts of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). All WTO member countries are bound by the SPS Agreement. This booklet is important for anyone interested in international trade in agricultural commodities and was funded by the former AusAID under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Capacity Building Program managed by the Office of the Chief Plant Protection Officer.


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The WTO sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) agreement: why you need to know… (English) PDF 20470 KB
Kesepakatan organisasi perdagangan dunia (WTO) tentang sanitari dan fitosanitari: mengapa anda perlu ketahui… (Bahasa) PDF 20493 KB
Hiệp Định về Vệ Sinh An Toàn Thực Phẩm và Kiểm Dịch Động Thực Vật (Hiệp định SPS) của Tổ chức Thương Mại Thế Giới (WTO): những điều bạn nên biết… (Vietnamese) PDF 20537 KB
The WTO sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) agreement: Why you need to know… (Khmer) PDF 201.4 MB

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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