What is the situation in Pakistan?

In Pakistan, there is a system failure of the SPS control system. Despite having a lot of regulations, a number of inspection services at federal and provincial level, many different testing laboratories and a range of certification systems, there are almost no effective controls in place to prevent dangerous products from reaching the market, thus presenting risks to human health, animal welfare and the economic interests of farmers. SPS failures are demonstrated by the lack of access for Pakistan to to the EU market for fishery products, and the high level of rejections of consignments of plant products in international markets due to lack of compliance (for example aflatoxins).

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