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The role of the World Trade Organization and the ‘three sisters’ (…) in the control of invasive alien species (…)

Author(s) : S. Kahn & W. Pelgrim

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The missions of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) include the design of surveillance and control methods for infectious transboundary animal diseases (including zoonoses), the provision of guarantees concerning animal health and animal production food safety, and the setting of standards for, and promotion of, animal welfare. The OIE role in setting standards for the sanitary safety of international trade in animals and animal products is formally recognised in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (the SPS Agreement). While the primary focus of the OIE is on animal diseases and zoonoses, the OIE has also been working within the WTO framework to examine possible contributions the organisation can make to achieving the goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly to preventing the global spread of invasive alien species (IAS).
Biodiversity – Codex Alimentarius Commission – Convention on Biological Diversity – International Plant Protection Convention – Invasive alien species – World Organisation for Animal Health – World Trade Organization.

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