Article 2.3 Sps Agreement

3. This Convention shall not affect the rights of Members under other international instruments, including the right to have recourse to the good offices or dispute settlement mechanisms of other international organizations established under an international agreement. (d) the accession and participation of the Member or competent bodies in its territory in international and regional sanitary and phytosanitary organizations and systems and systems, as well as in bilateral and multilateral agreements and arrangements falling within the scope of this Convention and in the text of such agreements and arrangements. See also: > Decision implementing Article 4 Members of the least developed country may delay the application of the provisions of this Agreement for a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement with respect to their sanitary or phytosanitary measures affecting imports or imported products. Other developing countries may delay the application of the provisions of this Agreement, with the exception of Articles 5(8) and 7, by two years after the entry into force of the WTO Agreement in respect of their existing sanitary or phytosanitary measures affecting imports or imported products, if such application is prevented by a lack of technical expertise; technical infrastructure or resources. 6. The Committee may, on the initiative of one of the members, invite, through appropriate channels, the competent international organizations or their subsidiary bodies to consider specific issues concerning a specific standard, guideline or recommendation, including the basis of the explanatory notes on non-use referred to in paragraph 4. . .

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