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WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Update on the Standards and Trade Development Facility

Published on March 10, 2016

The Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) is a global partnership that supports developing countries to implement international food safety, animal and plant health standards, guidelines and recommendations, and hence to gain and maintain access to markets.

The STDF acts as a coordinating and financing mechanism. As part of its coordination role, the STDF increases awareness, identifies and disseminates good practice and strengthens collaboration in SPS capacity building. Sections two to five of this document highlight recent work undertaken by the Facility as part of its coordination function. Read more. Source | World Trade Organization