Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seeks To Improves The Nation’s Health Standards

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Nathaniel Williams, is calling on all stakeholders to work together to ensure compliance to food safety guidelines at the national level.

He was speaking at yesterday’s start of a three-day National Seminar on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary Measures Agreement, SPS, at the Foreign Affairs Conference Room.

The SPS Agreement, which was established on January 1st, 1995, sets out the basic rules for food safety and animal and plant health standards.

Mr. Williams said the institutional framework must be in place to ensure that St. Vincent and the Grenadines is well poised to compete in the international trading arena.

Mr. Williams said the SPS agreement holds many benefits to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.