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Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Review of the Operation and Implementation of the SPS Agreement - Background Document - Note by the Secretariat - Revision
日期:2011/09/08
作者:WTO Secretariat
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World Trade Organization G/SPS/GEN/887/Rev.1 6 February 2009 (09-0568) Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures REVIEW OF THE OPERATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPS AGREEMENT BACKGROUND DOCUMENT Note by the Secretariat Revision INTRODUCTION Article 12.7 of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures ("the Agreement") provides that "the Committee shall review the operation and implementation of this Agreement three years after the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement, and thereafter as the need arises". A First Review of the Agreement was completed in March 1999. At the Fourth Session of the Ministerial Conference, Ministers instructed the Committee to review the operation and implementation of the Agreement at least once every four years. The Second Review of the Agreement was completed in July 2005. At its October 2008 meeting, the Committee adopted a procedure and timetable to undertake the Third