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IPC publishes briefs on impact of standards on trade

The International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council today published two issue briefs on the impact of animal and plant health safety standards on trade.

The free-trade oriented IPC noted that private companies are increasingly developing food safety standards in the absence of internationally agreed upon standards. The briefs were published in preparation for a conference on non-tariff trade barriers in agricultural trade being organized by IPC and the Organization for International Cooperation and Development in Paris on September 13.