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Canada donates CAD 250,000 to support food safety, animals, plants

Staff Writer |
Canada is contributing CAD 250,000 (approximately CHF 180,000) to the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in 2018.

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Canada is contributing to help developing countries comply with international food safety, animal and plant health standards and therefore access agricultural markets more easily. The donation will help developing and least-developed countries improve their sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity.

Canada has contributed approximately CHF 12 million to WTO trust funds over the past 16 years.

The STDF is a global coordination platform that brings together leading trade, health and agriculture experts worldwide to share knowledge, tools and good practice and strengthen the effectiveness of SPS technical assistance provided to developing countries.

The STDF also provides support and funding for the development and implementation of collaborative and innovative projects that promote compliance with international SPS requirements. The STDF is housed and managed by the WTO.

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