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OECD Study on the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Observatory

Strengthening the Implementation of International Standards

The effective control of animal diseases and zoonoses requires co-ordinated policy action among countries. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), an intergovernmental organisation, offers a comprehensive framework increasing transparency on animal disease status, strengthening national veterinary services, and facilitating safe international trade of live animals and animal products. To achieve these objectives, OIE Members adopt a number of voluntary normative instruments, commonly referred to as OIE’s international standards. While the OIE works to support its Members in implementation, Members continue to face challenges in the use of these standards. This OECD study provides a diagnostic of the current state of play of OIE standards and of the data collection mechanisms that are (or may be) used to gather information on how they are implemented domestically. Based on this diagnostic, the OECD provides recommendations to support the OIE in establishing an Observatory to enhance the use and effectiveness of its standards.

Published on February 24, 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Characterisation of the body of OIE normative instruments
Existing mechanisms supporting and monitoring the implementation of OIE standards
Recommendations for the establishment of the OIE Observatory
Annexes4 chapters available
Summary of the results from Questionnaire Technical Item 1, 86th General Session of World Assembly of Delegates: Implementation of OIE Standards by OIE Member countries
Correspondence Codes and Manuals and data collection mechanisms
WTO SPS Notification form, G/SPS/N
Examples of monitoring efforts by other international organisations
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