Making Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement Work in Developing Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper traces the participation of sub-Saharan Countries in the development of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement (SPS) and examines the impact of the Agreement on trade in the region. It identifies the challenges faced by these countries in international norm setting and addresses the legal and structural challenges faced in the region. This paper further identifies the challenges faced by these countries which depend on agricultural products in dealing with the legal and regulatory regimes of developed countries which are complex and dynamic. It is meant to address the challenges faced by these countries in implementation and enforcement of the agreement. The paper finally proposes possible means of addressing these challenges from country level to regional level and finally at the international realm.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Date of this Version
Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen, "Making Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement Work in Developing Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa" (August 20, 2006). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 1587.