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(d) the affiliation and participation of the relevant agencies on its territory in international and regional health and plant health organizations and systems, as well as bilateral and multilateral agreements and arrangements under this agreement, as well as the texts of these agreements and arrangements. 3. This agreement does not infringe on members` rights under other international instruments, including the right to use good offices or dispute resolution mechanisms of other international organizations or that have been established under an international agreement. (b) to inform other members, through the secretariat, of the products covered by the regulation, as well as a brief indication of the purpose and reasons of the proposed regulation. These notifications come at an early stage where changes can still be made and observations can be considered; (c) for plant health, international standards, guidelines and recommendations developed under the auspices of the secretariat of the International Convention on Plant Protection, in cooperation with regional organizations active in the international Convention on Plant Protection; and three. Members may adopt or maintain health or plant health measures leading to a higher level of health protection than would be achieved by measures based on relevant international standards, guidelines or recommendations, if there is a scientific justification, or as a result of the level of health or plant health protection that a member deems appropriate in accordance with the relevant provisions of paragraphs 1 to 8 of Article 5. 2. Notwithstanding the above, any measure leading to a level of health or plant health protection other than measures based on international standards, guidelines or recommendations must not be inconsistent with other provisions of this agreement. (h) where a product`s specifications are changed as a result of its inspection and inspection, taking into account the provisions in force, the procedure for the modified product is limited to what is necessary to determine whether there is sufficient confidence in the product`s compliance with the rules in question; and (b) to disclose to members confidential information that would interfere with the application of health or plant health legislation or that would harm the legitimate business interests of certain companies. (4) Members should consider the objective of minimizing negative commercial effects when adopting an appropriate level of health or plant health protection. 2. For the purposes of this agreement, the definitions in Schedule A apply.
. (d) for matters outside the aforementioned organizations, appropriate standards, guidelines and recommendations are adopted by other relevant international organizations, which are open to the participation of all members, as defined by the Committee. 3. Members ensure that their sanitary and plant health measures are not arbitrarily or unjustifiably discriminated against between members under identical or similar conditions, including between their own territory and that of other members. Health and plant health measures should not be applied in a way that would constitute a disguised restriction on international trade. Members of the least developed countries may delay the implementation of the provisions of this agreement by five years from the date the WTO agreement enters into force with respect to their sanitary or plant health measures for imports or imported products.