Focus on food safety, trade opportunities for Africa on Francophonie Day

To mark International Francophonie Day, the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) partnered with the permanent missions of Canada and France on 21 March to host an event aimed at strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in French-speaking African countries. In his opening remarks, WTO Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam underlined the important role of the STDF in promoting food safety and keeping trade flowing.