Through its Annual Report, the Observatory presents a global overview of the level of uptake of WOAH standards that relate to trade.
How can you access our trade related analysis?
The trade related dashboard presents the results of the analysis in an interactive way.
Errors in some of the original calculations were corrected in this dashboard after publication. This may result in slight discrepancies between the data in the dashboard and the 2022 report / factsheet which have not been corrected.
To discover the results of our trade related analysis, access the full report as well as the one-page executive summary.
How did we monitor the implementation of trade related standards?
Monitoring the implementation of standards related to trade requires building and analysing indicators using various data sources.
What trade related indicators did we use to monitor the implementation of these standards?
Several indicators made it possible to monitor the implementation of standards related to trade, among them:
Number of WTO notifications having an effect on trade that involve animal diseases
Number of animal health-related disputes filed with the WTO
Performance of Veterinary Services regarding access to trade and interactions with stakeholders, including WTO, as assessed by the PVS Tool:
Percentage of Members that have been assessed with a Level of Advancement of 3 or more for each of the five PVS Critical Competencies directly relevant to access to trade (III-3 Official representation, IV-2 International harmonisation, IV-3 International certification, IV-4 Equivalence and other types of sanitary agreements, IV-6 Transparency)
Percentage of Members that have been assessed with a Level of Advancement of 3 or more for ALL the five PVS Critical Competencies directly relevant to access to trade (III-3, IV-2, IV-3, IV-4, IV-6)
What data sources did we use to build trade related indicators?
Three main data sources made it possible to build the monitoring indicators:
Notifications of legislation filed with the WTO that may have an effect on trade: data extracted from the ePing SPS&TBT Platform by selecting ‘regular’ and ‘emergency’ notifications and ‘OIE/WOAH’ under ‘International Standard, guideline or recommendation’ (2005-2021)
Disputes under the SPS Agreement: data extracted from WTO website for disputes involving animal diseases and/or WOAH (1995-2022)
Performance of Veterinary Services on access to trade and interactions with stakeholders: PVS dataset, as compiled and provided by the WOAH Capacity Building Department (2016-2021)
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