PRIVATE STANDARDS: A COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE. “LESOTHO”. SADC Stakeholders Workshop on Private Voluntary Agri-food Standards. Pretoria, 5th and 6th November 2008. Background .
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SADC Stakeholders Workshop on Private Voluntary Agri-food Standards.
Pretoria, 5th and 6th November 2008.
Members base their SPS measures on international standards, guidelines and recommendations in order to facilitate harmonization.
SPS recognizes 3 sister organizations:
For plant protection and health measures.
Requires that SPS measures be based on an assessment of risks to human, animal and plant life or health. The importing country must be able to demonstrate that its measure is based on an appropriate risk assessment.
Kind of information that shall be taken into account when undertaking risk assessment:
Members shall notify changes in their sanitary and phytosanitary measures and shall provide information on their SPS measures in accourdance with annex B (Prompt publication of SPS regulations,allow reasonable time after publication to enter into force and establishment of enquiry point)
Some of the challenges facing Veterinary Authorities to effectively implement international standards are: