Supporting the Policy Enabling Environment for Development

Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures

Efficient and cost-effective SPS services are a key element for facilitating agricultural exports. Mozambique currently does not meet its World Trade Organization (WTO) and/or SADC SPS commitments. Technical capacity shortfalls are notorious in all three of the SPS components (food safety, animal health and plant protection). SPEED+ is working with the National SPS Committee to review Mozambique’s SPS Framework, and to strengthen their National Enquiry Point and National Notification Authority.  SPEED+ carried out the baseline assessment and developed a roadmap for reform to ensure that Mozambique’s SPS measures do not burden trade, but rather facilitate it through increased regional and international harmonization within the existing Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and Trade Africa Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The report was submitted to the SPS group.