Second CAREC Trade Facilitation Learning Opportunity

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: 6-8 October 2014


Experts from Latvia, Lithuania, World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shared experiences with CAREC officials and private sector in modernizing sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.

Participants in this year's "CAREC Trade Facilitation Learning Opportunity: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Expand Trade and Ensure Food Safety–Sharing the Baltic Experience"

  • shared the Baltic experience in modernizing SPS measures and its impact on trade;
  • visited a border-crossing point to observe the application of SPS measures in practice; and
  • were updated on development partner support for SPS modernization, including ADB's regional technical assistance on promoting cooperation in SPS measures for CAREC.

Participants observed SPS application at Zamyn-Uud, Mongolia's main border-crossing point with the PRC.

ADB's CAREC Trade Facilitation Program, CAREC Institute, ADBI, and the European Union's Modernization of Mongolia's Standardization System project co-sponsored the event.

The learning opportunity is part of activities implementing the refined CAREC Trade and Transport Facilitation Strategy 2020.