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Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - 81th meeting of the SPS Committee - Communication from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
日期:2021/10/15
作者: World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
文件編號:G/SPS/GEN/1963
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81st Meeting of the SPS Committee

Communication from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The following communication, received on 13 October 2021, is being circulated at the request of the OIE.

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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is pleased to provide this report for the information of WTO Members attending the 81st meeting of the SPS Committee.

The report summarizes key activities in the OIE's standard-setting work programme, along with updates on OIE capacity building activities.

1  Developments in the OIE standards for terrestrial and aquatic animals

1.1.  The four OIE Specialist Commissions met virtually during September 2021 to continue work to review existing, and develop new OIE international standards in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code, the Aquatic Animal Health Code, the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals and the Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals, along with other activities relevant to each Commission's terms of reference.

1.2.  As the outcomes of these meetings were not available at the time this report was compiled, a verbal update will be provided to the Committee on key outcomes.

1.3.  Reports of these four meetings, including new and revised standards circulated for member comments, will be available on the OIE website during November 2021. The links to these reports, once available, are provided below:

-        Biological Standards Commission September 2021 meeting report;

-        Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases September 2021 meeting report;

-        Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission September 2021 meeting report;

-        Terrestrial Animal Health Commission September 2021 meeting report.

1.4.  The OIE would like to highlight to the Committee the following work undertaken during these September meetings.

1.5.  Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission (TAHSC) in collaboration with the Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases (SCAD), together with the recommendations from several OIE ad hoc Groups, has undertaken an in-depth review of Chapter 11.4, Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, of the Terrestrial Code. Amendments include updated provisions on the categorization of official BSE risk status as well as revised provisions on BSE risk assessment and surveillance. The revised chapter was circulated for member comments in the TAHSC September 2021 report. The revised chapter will be proposed for adoption at the 2022 General Session.