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Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)



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Syllabus of the Subject: WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)

  1. Introduction to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) of the World Trade Organization (WTO);
  2. In-depth analysis of the SPS Agreement;
  3. SPS Information Management System (WTO);
  4. SPS & TBT notification alert system;
  5. Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures in the European Union.

The objectives of the subject “Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)” are the following:

  1. To know the concepts of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in International Trade;
  2. To understand the pillars of the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
  3. In-depth analysis of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) to evaluate the implications for an exporting company.

Sample:
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS):
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)

Non-tariff Measures to Trade. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

The Subject “Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Non-tariff Measures, Foreign Trade Management.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Foreign Trade Management

Diploma: Foreign Trade.

Online Professional Diploma in International Trade

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Acuerdo Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Accord des mesures sanitaires et phytosanitaires Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Acordo Medidas Sanitárias e Fitossanitárias (SPS).

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade. Technical Barriers to Trade.

Trade Facilitation - Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) - Revised Kyoto Convention - International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE).

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS):

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) of the World Trade Organization establishes how the governments can apply the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (international standards, guidelines and recommendations).

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures complements the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

These Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures may be related to:

  1. Food safety;
  2. Animal health;
  3. Preservation of vegetables.

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures allows governments to implement their own standards provided that they are based on internationally recognized scientific principles and that they comply with the three previous points.

The principle of non-discrimination is applied in the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement).

The SPS Agreement also allows the establishment of standards and methods related to the inspection, control and approval of products by the Governments.

Subjects included in the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures:

  1. Basic rights and obligations;
  2. Harmonization;
  3. Equivalence;
  4. Risk assessment;
  5. Determination of the appropriate level of sanitary or phytosanitary protection;
  6. Pest- or Disease-Free Areas;
  7. Control, inspection and approval procedures;
  8. Special and differential treatment;
  9. Dispute settlement;
  10. Transparency of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regulations.

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) has been in force since 1995

Non-tariff Measures:

  1. Preshipment Inspection (WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection);
  2. Anti-dumping Measures and Safeguards (WTO Agreement on Safeguards);
  3. Import Licenses, Tariff-rate Quotas and Prohibitions;
  4. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

Sample:
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Conformity assessment. International Trade

Customs and the World Trade Organization.



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