Sanitary or Phytosanitary Measure Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 19 USCS § 2575b (7), [Title 19. Customs Duties; Chapter 13. Trade Agreements Act Of 1979; Technical Barriers To Trade (Standards); Standards And Measures Under The North American Free Trade Agreement; Standards And Sanitary And Phytosanitary Measures]

“(A) In general. The term "sanitary or phytosanitary measure" means a measure to--

(i) protect animal or plant life or health in the United States from risks arising from the introduction, establishment, or spread of a pest or disease;

(ii) protect human or animal life or health in the United States from risks arising from the presence of an additive, contaminant, toxin, or disease-causing organism in a food, beverage, or feedstuff;

(iii) protect human life or health in the United States from risks arising from a disease-causing organism or pest carried by an animal or plant, or a product thereof; or

(iv) prevent or limit other damage in the United States arising from the introduction, establishment, or spread of a pest.

(B) Form. The form of a sanitary or phytosanitary measure includes--

(i) end product criteria;

(ii) a product-related processing or production method;

(iii) a testing, inspection, certification, or approval procedure;

(iv) a relevant statistical method;

(v) a sampling procedure;

(vi) a method of risk assessment;

(vii) a packaging and labeling requirement directly related to food safety; and

(viii) a quarantine treatment, such as a relevant requirement associated with the transportation of animals or plants or with material necessary for their survival during transportation.”