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Sergey Dankwert and the Head of the Secretariat of Animal and Plant Health (SD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Brazil) signed protocol on implementation of the ISPM N 2

The Rosselkhoznadzor and the Secretariat of Animal and Plant Health (SD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Brazil) agreed to implement International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) (Rome, 2011) adopted by the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures within the Convention and being integrated into the CU legislation in case of mutual trade. The agreement was signed due to multiple requests of the Brazilian party, unwillingless to create additional administrative barriers in Russia-Brazil trade and applying equivalence principles of the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement as well as the International Plant Protection Convention (Unit 4 Article X).

Article X. International Plant Protection Convention

1. The contracting parties agree to cooperate in the development of international standards in accordance with the procedures adopted by the Commission.

2. International standards shall be adopted by the Commission.

3. Regional standards should be consistent with the principles of this Convention; such standards may be deposited with the Commission for consideration as candidates for international standards for phytosanitary measures if more broadly applicable.

4. Contracting parties should take into account, as appropriate, international standards when undertaking activities related to this Convention. 

Feb 22, 2013

Categorys: Phytosanitary , Events , Administration