Environmental Regulation and Food Safety: Studies of Protection and Protectionism

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5. Eastern and Southern Africa:
the Experience of Kenya,
Mozambique, the United Republic
of Tanzania and Uganda
Cerina Banu Issufo Mussa, René Vossenaar and Nimrod Nakisisa Waniala
INTRODUCTION

Issues
The possible effects of environmental standards and regulations (see Box 5.1) as well as SPS measures have been an issue of key concern to African developing countries. The African component of this project seeks to address the following issues:
How can governments and the private sector in African developing countries, including the least developed countries (LDCs), address existing constraints in responding to environmental and health requirements in external markets and implementing national policies on food safety and environmental quality?
How can developed countries take account of the special conditions and needs of African developing countries in framing policies concerning environment and food safety?
How can bilateral and multilateral aid agencies assist African developing countries to strengthen their capacities to respond to environmental and health requirements in international markets and to take full advantage of trade liberalization under the WTO negotiations and initiatives in favour of Africa and/or LDCs?
What are the key trade issues in the area of trade rules, in particular in the WTO post-Doha work programme (Doha Development Agenda)?

This chapter draws on papers prepared by national experts from Kenya, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.1 These papers

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Contributors vii
  • Abbreviations viii
  • Preface x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Environmental and Health Regulations 14
  • 3 - South Asia 39
  • 4 - Costa Rica 70
  • 5 - Eastern and Southern Africa: the Experience of Kenya, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda 103
  • 6 - Organic Agriculture 145
  • 7 - Summary and Conclusions 176
  • 8 - Ways Forward 202
  • Index 221
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