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2014 Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Published on October 19, 2015

SPS.JPGThe 2014 Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Report) is a specialized report dedicated to describing significant barriers to U.S. food, farm, and ranch exports arising from measures that foreign governments apply on the grounds that such measures are necessary to protect human, animal, or plant life or health from risks arising from the entry or spread of plantor animal-borne pests or diseases, or from additives, contaminants, toxins, or disease-causing organisms in foods, beverages, or feedstuffs. These measures, known in World Trade Organization (WTO) terminology as “sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures,” play an increasingly critical role in shaping the flow of global trade.