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International affairs - sanitary and phytosanitary measures

The European Union, as a major global trader of food and feed, has entered into various international trade agreements and contributed to the development of international standards which underpin food law.

EU has been involved in cooperation with WTO and the main international standard setting bodies active in the area of food safety and animal health.

As a world's biggest importer and exporter of food, EU has also concluded a series of trade agreements regarding sanitary and phytosanitary measures with single countries or groups of countries from outside the EU.

You will also find a section dedicated to sanitary and phytosanitary issues relating to EU exports to the Russian Federation.