Brazil reassures WTO members about tougher sanitary checks on its agri-food products

Brazil has tightened its sanitary inspection rules on agri-food products and set up penalties for irregularities ranging from heavy fines to losing the federal inspection approval seal, it emerged at the WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has alsoestablished a “compliance program”, with the objective of enhancingthe mechanism to prevent and correct misconduct, Brazilian representativesbefore the WTO said during the SPS Committee held

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