Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - ET200514E

The objectives of the course are to acquire:

1. enhanced knowledge of the basic principles of the WTO;
2. enhanced knowledge of the WTO disciplines regarding sanitary and phytosanitary measures;
3. improved ability to interpret relevant information and documents on WTO-related issues, and to use the WTO legal texts and related background materials.

Course level: Specialized course, intermediary level.

Pre-requisite: Proficiency in the course language.

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Course Guide

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Introduction to the World Trade Organization

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Introduction to WTO basic principles and rules

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The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

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SPS Measures, Basic Disciplines of the SPS Agreement and procedures for Control, Inspection and Approval

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The Principle of Harmonization and The Principle of Equivalence in the SPS Agreement

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Risk Assessment, Appropriate Level of Protection, Consistency, Provisional Measures and Regionalization in the SPS Agreement

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Transparency Requirements and Procedures

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Development Dimension in the SPS Agreement and the Work of the SPS Committee

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*WTO online courses are open to governement officials from developing and least-developed Members and Observers.