A SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES

Measures that are applied: to protect human or animal life from risks arising from additives, contaminants, toxins or disease-causing organisms in their food; to protect human life from plant- or animal-carried diseases; to protect animal or plant life from pests, diseases, or disease-causing organisms; to prevent or limit other damage to a country from the entry, establishment or spread of pests; and to protect bio-diversity. These include measures taken to protect the health of fish and wild fauna, as well as of forests and wild flora. 

 Note that measures for environmental protection (other than as defined above), to protect  consumer interests, or for the welfare of animals are not covered by SPS.  

 Measures classified under A1 through A6 are Technical Regulations while those in A8 are  their Conformity Assessment Procedures.

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