A bilateral meeting
between Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare
and Ms Kate Wilkinson, New Zealand Minister of Conservation & Food
Safety was held in New Delhi today.
In his welcome address, Shri Azad said India is a member of World Trade
Organization and committed to comply with the Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary
Standards (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreements. The
representatives of the New Zealand High Commission had met the
Chairperson, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India on 27th
September 2012. In line with that discussion, India would await the
draft MoU Agreement to strengthen cooperation in the area of Food Safety
and inspections for mutual benefit.
Senior officers of the Ministry assisted Shri Azad in the bilateral