STDF, Asian Development Bank champion “smart” regulations to promote safe food trade

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) experts shared how they use Good Regulatory Practices (GRPs) in Bhutan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka to strengthen SPS measures and facilitate safe trade, at a webinar on 10 May hosted by the Asian Development Bank and the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). Discussions were in line with recommendations in a practical GRP Guide by the STDF, which outlines ways to design, develop and review SPS measures to achieve policymaking goals, with limited resources.