Article 5.6 Sps Agreement

3. This Convention shall not affect the rights of Members under other international instruments, including the right to have recourse to the good offices or dispute settlement mechanisms of other international organizations established under an international agreement. See also: > decision to apply Article 4 (d), the accession and participation of the member or competent bodies in its territory to international and regional sanitary and phytosanitary organizations and systems and systems, as well as to bilateral and multilateral agreements and arrangements falling within the scope of this Agreement and to the text of such agreements and arrangements. . 3. Each member shall ensure that there is an information body responsible for answering all reasonable questions from interested members and providing relevant documents regarding: (d) without discrimination, allow other members a reasonable period of time to submit their comments in writing, discuss such comments upon request and take into account the comments and results of the discussions. 1. Members agree to facilitate the provision of technical assistance to other Members, in particular developing countries, either bilaterally or through the relevant international organisations. Such assistance may be provided, inter alia, in the fields of processing technologies, research and infrastructure, including the establishment of national regulators, and may take the form of advice, credits, grants and grants, including for the purpose of seeking technical expertise, training and equipment, in order to enable these countries to adapt to the necessary sanitary or phytosanitary measures, in order to achieve the appropriate level of sanitary or phytosanitary protection in their exposure. t markets. 1. This Agreement shall apply to all sanitary and phytosanitary measures which may directly or indirectly affect international trade.

Such measures shall be developed and applied in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. 1. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any measure leading to a level of sanitary or phytosanitary protection different from that obtained by measures based on international standards, guidelines or recommendations shall not be contrary to other provisions of this Agreement. 1. Members shall ensure that their sanitary or phytosanitary measures are based on an assessment of the risks to human life or human, animal or plant health, taking into account risk assessment techniques developed by the competent international organisations. (2) In the event of a dispute within the meaning of this Agreement concerning scientific or technical matters, a body should seek the opinion of experts chosen by the Group in consultation with the parties to the dispute. To that end, the panel may, at the request of either of the parties to the dispute or on its own initiative, establish an advisory group of technical experts or consult the relevant international organizations, as appropriate. . . .

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