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Levels of advancement

IV­7 Transparenc y

The authority and capability of the VS to notify the OIE of their sanitary status and other relevant matters (and to notify the WTO SPS Committee where

  • 1.

    The VS do not notify.

  • 2.

    The VS occasionally notify.

  • 3.

    The VS notify in compliance with the procedures established by

these organisations.

4.

The VS regularly inform stakeholders of changes in their

regulations and decisions on the control of relevant diseases and of the country’s sanitary status, and of changes in the regulations and

sanitary status of other countries.

5.

The VS, in cooperation with their stakeholders, carry out audits

applicable), accordance established

in with

of their transparency procedures.

procedures.

Results Strengths : Namibia has an excellent record of notification of terrestrial animal diseases to the OIE Weaknesses : There is no evidence of regulatory notifications to WTOSPS While a contact point has been identified, Namibia is not yet reporting aquatic animal diseases to the OIE Supporting documentation (documents or photos): OIE WAHIS and Handystatus pages for Namibia at www.oie.int Detailed findings during visit:

Priorities/Recommendations Short Term : Establish a mechanism of collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries in order to strengthen the link with the OIE on aquatic animal health Medium / Long Term :

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