On May 10, 2022, a representative of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan attended in a webinar on Good Regulatory Practices (GRPs) to Improve Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS).

The webinar the Asian Development Bank and the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) of the World Trade Organization discussed how GRPs can facilitate safe trade and improve the development and implementation of SPS measures.

GRPs are internationally recognized processes, systems, tools, and methods that seek to improve the quality of regulatory measures and ensure that regulatory outcomes are effective, transparent, inclusive, and sustained. GRPs can help guarantee that SPS measures achieve their intended policy objectives without incurring prohibitive costs and creating unnecessary barriers to trade.

During the webinar overview of the practical tools and processes contained in the STDF’s new Guide on using GRPs when designing, developing, and reviewing SPS measures were provided and experiences of the Philippines and Sri Lanka in the application of GRPs in SPS, were showed.