The American Board of Agriculture (IABA), the highest body of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), approved the resolution proposed by Brazil for the creation of a working group with the aim of improving the capabilities of the continent in the assessment of Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) risks.
According to the Agricultural Defense Secretary of Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Décio Coutinho, the discussion about SPS risk assessment procedures through the American countries demand —always with the technical support provided by the regional scientific competencies—, will be very useful for further harmonization of sanitary and phytosanitary measures in the Americas. According to Coutinho, "it will be possible to share scientific and technical information, and to optimize regional competition among specialists in the different fields related to SPS risks."
The working group will be organized by IICA, in concert with regional organizations such as the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS), the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Plant Health Committee of the Southern Cone (COSAVE), the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA), the Organization of American Plant Protection (NAPPO), the Permanent Veterinary Committee of the Southern Cone (CVP) and others.
Friday, October 23, 2015 / MAPA / Brazil.