Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)

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Syllabus of the Online 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 Organisation (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. Know the concepts of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in International Trade
  2. 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

Example of the Online Subject - Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS):
Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)


The eLearning Subject “Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: Non-tariff Measures, Foreign Trade Management
  2. Diploma in International Trade
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade and Marketing, International Transport
  4. Doctorate in Global Trade

Online Students, Master in International Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Acuerdo Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias Study, Master 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





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Description of the Online Subject - 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 Organisation establishes how governments can apply 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 recognised 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 for the establishment of standards and methods related to the inspection, control and approval of products by governments.

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

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

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (Master)

Customs and World Trade Organisation



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