Members discuss MC12 SPS Declaration, agree on schedule for thematic work in 2022

At a meeting of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures held on 3-5 November, members discussed a paper on new opportunities and emerging challenges in international trade in food, animals and plants submitted to support the proposed SPS Declaration for the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). Under the new chairmanship of Juteau Déadjufo Toussé of Cameroon, the Committee agreed on a schedule for thematic work in 2022 and discussed a proposal to develop a work programme on the global transition towards sustainable agri-food systems.