David Anderson – Committee Evidence AGRI 52

David Anderson
Cypress Hills—Grasslands, Saskatchewan
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Can you tell us a bit about how India sets their phytosanitary standards? How much of a role does domestic politics, and if you want to call it science, play and how much can you rely on international standards for them to be making their decisions? I realize I’m not just talking about the on-again, off-again, side of some of these imports.

How reliable is their system? How much is it based on international standards, and how much of it is done domestically?