GLOBAL REVIEW 2017 — Trade and Food Standards: Joint FAO-WTO Publication Launch

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Trade in food is difficult to imagine without standards. Food standards give confidence to consumers about the safety, quality and authenticity of what they eat. By setting out a common understanding on different aspects of food for consumers, producers and governments, harmonization on the basis of international standards makes trade less costly and more inclusive. Food standards and trade go hand in hand in ensuring safe, nutritious and sufficient food for a growing world population.

Keynote addresses:

Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, World Trade Organization
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Moderator: Edwini Kessie, Director, Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organization

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