Page 205

Plenary and Workshops Agendas

Agenda The Role of SPS Capacity Building in Promoting the Integration of Developing Countries into the World Trade: The Case of Central American Countries 08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 – 09:35

Session 1: Addressing the Challenge of the increasing Importance of SPS Measures on International Trade

Speaker: Mr. Luis Barcos, Regional Representative for the Americas, World Organization for Animal Health The impact of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures on international trade is significant and will continue to grow as consumers in both developed and developing country markets strive for greater food safety. Enhanced market access opportunities for developing countries need to be accompanied by a targeted effort to increase capacity to address SPS issues as part of a broader strategy to improve competitiveness and modernize agro-food chains. This session will look at the increasing importance of SPS measures on international trade and highlight challenges faced by developing countries in addressing SPS issues within a broader development strategy. 09:35 – 09:45

Session 2: Overview of the Programme and Expected Outcomes

Speaker: Mr. Michael Roberts, Secretary of the Standards and Trade Development Facility, WTO A brief introduction to the STDF, its linkages to Aid for Trade and the workshop programme will be given. 09:45 – 11:15

Session 3: Strengthening the Demand Side – SPS Needs in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala

Presentation: Mr. Julián Vélez, Independent consultant Needs evaluations in the SPS area have been performed for many countries by a variety of organizations – many as part of the CAFTA preparations. This session will examine evaluations for Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, identifying the most pressing challenges and limitations faced by these countries as an example of the concerns that developing countries of the Latin American region

199

mobilizing aid for trade: focus on latin america and the caribbean: proceedings of the regional r...  

this report was prepared by the integration and trade sector (int) as a contribution to the regional meeting on mobilizing aid for trade: la...

mobilizing aid for trade: focus on latin america and the caribbean: proceedings of the regional r...  

this report was prepared by the integration and trade sector (int) as a contribution to the regional meeting on mobilizing aid for trade: la...

Advertisement