Title of the activity
WTO National Seminar on the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement)
Activity Type
The seminar's main objective is to facilitate and strengthen Sri Lanka's participation in the SPS Committee. The seminar will provide an overview of the SPS Agreement and related work of the SPS Committee with a view to enhance participants' understanding and knowledge of the benefits of the Agreement's implementation in Sri Lanka. Special emphasis will be put on the role and functioning of the SPS Committee as well as current workstreams. In addition, participants will benefit from hands-on training on the available databases relevant to the work of the SPS Committee, including the ePing SPS&TBT Platform, the Trade Concerns Database, and eAgenda. The workshop will combine presentations and interactive activities, as well as sharing of experiences by relevant national actors.
Sri Lanka
Colombo - Sri Lanka
Trade topic
Sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS)
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
Target Audience
Government officials
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about WTO Agreements, trade policy formulation and conduct of trade negotiations
Invited Members and Observers:
Sri Lanka