Asean Sps Agreement

During the workshop, participants were introduced to the SPS Agreement and international standards of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Codex Alimentarius (Codex) or the collection of internationally adopted food standards. During the break-up sessions, AMS participants also shared the different challenges and possible recommendations for the application of these international standards and guidelines. Next page: Chapter 6. Standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures Any amendment to the provision of this Protocol shall be made with the agreement of all Parties. sanitary or phytosanitary measures include all relevant laws, regulations, regulations, requirements and procedures, including, inter alia, criteria applicable to the final product; production processes and methods; testing, inspection, certification and approval procedures; quarantine treatments, including applicable requirements for the transport of animals or plants or materials necessary for their survival during transport; provisions on relevant statistical methods, sampling methods and risk assessment methods; and packaging and labelling requirements directly related to food safety. This Protocol shall enter into force with the deposit of instruments of ratification or acceptance by all Contracting Parties with the Secretary-General of ASEAN. The ASEAN Senior Officials` Meeting of ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (SOM-AMAF) shall be the body responsible for the monitoring, review, coordination and follow-up of all aspects related to the effective implementation of this Protocol. DESIRING to promote and facilitate intergovernmental transport and transit traffic between Contracting Parties, the workshop aimed to gather AMS contributions to the draft review report on the implementation of international standards, to advise on key issues related to the development of spS measures and to exchange information and experiences of the AMS, Australia and New Zealand in the application of international SSS standards. This Protocol supplements that of 16 The ASEAN Framework Agreement on Transit Facilitation, signed at Ha Noi (Vietnam) on 22 December 1998, and the Agreement and this Protocol shall be read and interpreted together as a single act between the Parties to this Protocol. (b) «sanitary and phytosanitary measures» means all measures applied: the workshop was organized by the ASEAN Secretariat with the support of the AANZFTA Economic Cooperation Support Program (AECSP). In accordance with Article 19 of the Agreement, the Contracting Parties agree that the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the transit of goods through their respective territories are set out in the Annex to this Protocol.

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