DDG Paugam commends STDF’s broad impact on catalysing SPS capacity development

WTO Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam underlined on 14 October the role of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in addressing new challenges at a time when climate change is having an impact on food safety, animal and plant health capacity in developing and least-developed (LDC) countries. Chairing the virtual meeting of the STDF Policy Committee, DDG Paugam put the spotlight on the small-scale farmers, producers, traders and governments who benefit from the STDF’s support to meet sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements for trade, based on international standards.