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Sanitary and phytosanitary legislation in the Russian Federation: a general overview in light of the WTO SPS Agreement and EU principles of food safety

Sanitary and phytosanitary legislation in the Russian Federation: a general overview in light of the WTO SPS Agreement and EU principles of food safety

Kireeva, Irina and Black, Robert (2010) Sanitary and phytosanitary legislation in the Russian Federation: a general overview in light of the WTO SPS Agreement and EU principles of food safety. Review of Central and East European Law, 35 (3). pp. 225-255. ISSN 0925-9880 (Print), 1573-0352 (Online) (doi:10.1163/157303510X12650378240313)

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Abstract

This article introduces the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and the European Union's policies and legislation that exemplify these rules. This forms the basis for examining primary Russian SPS legislation governing border controls and its relationship with legislative provisions on human, animal, and plant health and food safety. Specific Russsian primary federal laws (federal'nye zakony) covering veterinary medicine, plant health, food quality/safety, pesticides and agrochemicals, and technical regulations are compared with corresponding international conventions, norms, and standards and relevant legislation in the EU. Finally, general remarks are made about the Russian Federation's secondary legislation in the SPS area. Instances of non-compliance with international norms, found by the authors, may contribute to trade difficulties with other countries and likely will need to be addressed as part of Russia's negotiations to join the WTO and, also, to remove some of the difficulties in trade with the EU.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: animal health, aquis communitaire, border controls, EU, food-safety, plant health, pesticides, phytosanitary legislation, Russian Federation, SPS agreement, sanitary legislation, TBT agreement; WTO
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:03
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6091

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