DG Okonjo-Iweala stresses importance of SPS, TBT transparency to facilitate trade

Speaking on 3 October at the launch of the new Transparency Champions courses, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala underlined the importance of transparency as a fundamental pillar of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures and the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement. “Transparency is a core principle of the WTO. Being transparent about these types of measures is critical to facilitate trade, making the business environment more stable and predictable, thus encouraging investment,” she said.