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Equivalence Agreement

Since 1999, a veterinary agreement has been reached between the EU and Canada on health measures to protect public and animal health in the trade in live animals and animal products. 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. Considering that transparency, information exchange and trust building, both by introductory and executive members, are essential to reaching an equivalency agreement, 1. Equivalence may be accepted for a specific measure or measure related to a specific product or product category or system-wide. Members strive, upon request, to accept the equivalence of a measure relating to a specific product or product category. An evaluation of product infrastructure and the programs in which action is implemented may also be necessary (1). In addition, members may, if necessary, seek more comprehensive and comprehensive equivalency agreements. Acceptance of the equivalence of a single-product measure cannot require the development of a system-wide equivalency agreement. This decision, which came into force on 24 October 2001, sets out the steps to be taken to make it easier for all WTO members to use the equivalency provisions of the SPS agreement, namely Article 4.

Governments accept various measures that guarantee the same level of health protection for food, animals and plants. 6. An exporting member`s review of an importing member`s application for recognition of the equivalence of its measures on a particular product should not, in itself, be a reason to disrupt or suspend current imports from that member of the product concerned. 3. An importing member responds in a timely manner, at the request of an exporting member, to the examination of the equivalence of its measures, usually within six months. 9. Members should actively participate in the ongoing work of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on the issue of equivalence and in all work on the equivalence of the International Office of Epizooties and the International Convention on Plant Protection. Given the difficulties faced by members of developing countries in participating in the work of these bodies, members should consider providing assistance to facilitate their participation. At the request of the General Council, to examine the concerns of members of developing countries regarding the equivalence of health or plant health measures and develop concrete options to manage them; An equivalency agreement refers to a financial services agreement negotiated between the EU and a third country, which recognises the rules of the third country as compliant and equivalent to those of the EU. This recognition allows companies in the EU and third countries to operate on the territory of both countries. The UK is working to secure an equivalency agreement that allows UK-based companies to continue to serve EU customers from the UK after Brexit. Decision No.

1/2010 of the Joint Veterinary Committee established by the agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on agricultural trade of 1 December 2010 amending annexes 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 and 11 of Annex 11 of the 2010/797/ue7 agreement.