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Assessing the extent and use of risk analysis methodologies in Africa, using data derived from the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway

Author(s) : P. Bastiaensen, D. Abernethy & E. Etter

Summary :

African countries that wish to export are increasingly faced with import risk assessments from importing countries concerned about the sources of their imported goods. Other risk analysis methodologies and approaches are also employed, which focus on animal and human health within countries and communities. Based on an analysis of evaluations conducted by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), using the Performance of Veterinary Services Tool, the authors attempt to define current practice in Africa and degrees of compliance with the World Trade Organization Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (‘SPS Agreement’) and OIE standards. To assist in this task, the authors also make use of a review of selected risk assessment reports.

Keywords

Africa – Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures – Animal – Animal product – Import – OIE – Performance of Veterinary Services evaluation – Risk analysis – Risk assessment – Trade – World Organisation for Animal Health – World Trade Organization.

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