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Strengthening the Region’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems: Accelerating Regional Trade Brief

Published on September 05, 2013

sps-grab-image.jpgStrengthening the Region’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems: Accelerating Regional Trade Brief . The International Plant Protection Convention mandates that trading partners share information regarding pest status, or Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards . 

The East Africa Trade Hub worked with the Center of Phytosanitary Excellence and the East African Phytosanitary Information Committee to charter a process for developing regional pest lists. This initiative was aimed at streamlining and shortening the SPS inspection process at East Africa Community borders and expedite the movement of staples around the region.