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Harmonization of Technical Standards, Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures

  • Development and implementation of risk based SPS/TBT measures that are at a lower cost to traders; project supported by COMESA and the African Development Bank under the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (pending)
  • Breaking Barriers; Facilitating Trade; project supported by COMESA and the Standards and Trade Development Facility of the World Trade Organization (WTO/STDF) (see Annex1)
  • Mutual Recognition Framework for conformity assessment (C-MRF) to facilitate maize trade (see Annex 2)
  • Integrating biosecurity in horticulture supply chains; project supported by COMESA and the Australia Africa Plant Biosecurity Programme (AAPBP) (see Annex 3)
  • Development of risk based food safety regulations; project supported by COMESA and FAO (pending)
  • Economic analysis to inform investments in SPS and TBT capacity – project supported by COMESA and the WTO/STDF (pending)
  • Food safety
  • Plant health and
  • Animal health

The Standards Quality Assurance and Metrology (SQAM) Committee is constituted by:

  • Heads of National Bureaus of Standards
  • Heads of National Metrology Institutes

           List of SQAM focal points 2017 (see Annex 5)

Statutory meetings of the Regional SPS and SQAM committees (list plus dates)

Statutory meetings of the Regional SPS and SQAM committees (list plus dates)

Statutory meetings of the Regional SPS and SQAM committees (list plus dates)

Reports, publications (PDF formats/ allow for printing)