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Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures are often necessary to protect human, animal and plant life or health, including to protect them from risks arising from imported goods. Such measures should be based on the WTO SPS Agreement, international standards, recommendations or guidelines or be based on scientific principles. However, third countries often impose unjustified SPS measures in a way that the SPS measure negatively affects the EU exports of agriculture and fishery products.

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  • EU exporter guide on alternatives to methyl bromide treatment for exporting certain plants and plant products to Canada
    the European Commission is pleased to announce the publication of a Guide for EU exporters of plants and plant products to CANADA. The Guide provides information on submitting alternatives to the use of methyl bromide as a quarantine treatment for exporting certain plants and plant products to CANADA. The launch of the exporter guide will take place via a WEBINAR scheduled on 13 March 2020 at 3 pm CET which is open to all interested parties. More details on the Guide and the WEBINAR are in the document attached.
    12 Mar 2020

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