Article 5 Sps Agreement

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(d) the accession and participation of the Member or competent bodies in its territory in international and regional sanitary and phytosanitary organizations and systems and systems, as well as in bilateral and multilateral agreements and arrangements falling within the scope of this Convention and in the text of such agreements and arrangements. See also: > decision implementing article 4, paragraph 3. Nothing in this Convention shall affect the rights of Members under other international instruments, including the right to have recourse to the good offices or dispute settlement mechanisms of other international organizations established under an international agreement. . 6. Without prejudice to Article 3(2), when establishing or maintaining sanitary or phytosanitary measures with a view to achieving an appropriate level of sanitary or phytosanitary protection, Members shall ensure that such measures are no more restrictive in trade, taking into account technical and economic feasibility, than to achieve their appropriate level of protection of human or phytosanitary health in 1994, 1988, 1 (3) 2. In the event of a dispute within the meaning of this Agreement which concerns scientific or technical matters, a group of experts should be consulted by the group of experts, in consultation with the parties to the dispute. To that end, the panel may, at the request of either party to the dispute or on its own initiative, establish an advisory group of technical experts or consult the relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (a) publish a notice at an early stage so as to enable interested members to become familiar with the proposal to introduce a specific regulation; In order to achieve uniform application of the concept of an appropriate level of sanitary or phytosanitary protection against risks to human life or health, or to animal and plant life or health, each Member shall avoid arbitrary or unjustifiable distinctions in the levels it deems appropriate in different situations; where such distinctions result in discrimination or disguised restriction of international trade. The members of the Committee shall cooperate within the Committee referred to in Article 12(1), (2) and (3) in order to develop guidelines to promote the practical implementation of that provision. . . .

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