As the world`s largest importer and exporter of food, the EU has also concluded a series of trade agreements on health and plant health measures with countries or groups of countries outside the EU. The European Union, as a global distributor of food and feed, has concluded various international trade agreements and has contributed to the development of international standards that underpin food legislation. Decision No 1/2005 (2005/867/EC) of the EC-Andorra Joint Committee of 10 October 2005 Decision 2/2000 of the EC-Mexico Joint Council of 23 March 2000: Article 20 on health and plant health measures establishes the SPECIAL committee SPS. Specific information on veterinary issues and food safety is contained in Appendix 1. . Interim Agreement on Economic and Monetary Union between the European Economic Community and the Republic of San Marino – Joint Declaration – Declaration of the Council decision of 25 A veterinary agreement on health measures to protect human and animal health in the area of trade in live animals and animal products in the field of trade between the European Union and Canada was in force on 1 June 2012, on behalf of the European Union, the agreement establishing an association between the European Union and the countries of the European Union, on the one hand, and Central America, on the other, and the provisional application of Part IV in trade matters since 1999. This agreement was suspended on 21 September 2017, while the provisions and achievements of the agreement were transposed into the Comprehensive Economic Agreement (CETA), which came into force on an interim basis on that date. Under the Association Agreement (AA), the EU and Ukraine are creating harmonised veterinary certificates for exports of animal products from EU member states to Ukraine. As soon as these certificates are agreed, they become available in trace, which can be issued by certification officers in the Member States. Certificates agreed between the EU and Ukraine may contain a reference to an export library containing more technical information useful to the signatory. Decision No. 1/2006 of the Joint Management Committee of 9 November 2006 amending the annexes i, iii bis, iii ter and xi of Schedule IV of the Council`s decision of 18 November 2002 on the signing and provisional application of certain provisions of an agreement establishing an association between the European Community and the countries of the European Union, on the one hand, and the Republic of Chile on the other.

Protocol complementing the agreement between the European Community, on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Government of the Faroe Islands, on the other hand, Decision 97/132/EC of the Council (see agreement here) of 17 December 1996 regarding the conclusion of the agreement between the European Community and New Zealand on health measures applicable to the trade in live animals and animal products. Because GATT focused on tariff reductions, the framework before the SPS agreement was not sufficiently sufficient to deal with the problems of non-tariff barriers (NB) and the need for an independent agreement on this issue became critical. [4] The SPS agreement is an ambitious attempt to address NB due to cross-border differences in technical standards, without reducing the prerogative of governments to implement protection measures against diseases and pests. [5] Decision 2001/127/CE No. 1/2001 of the CE-Faroe Islands Joint Committee of 31. On January 1, 2001, the European Union and the Republic of Armenia have adopted 13 harmonised certificates for exports from European Union countries to Armenia, in accordance with the provisions relating to the implementation of the Protocol on Veterinary Issues complementing the agreement between the European Community and, on the other hand, the Government of Denmark and the Home Government of the Faroe Islands, within the framework of the Comprehensive partnership agreement (CEPA).