From left: Cristina Lozano, regional cooperation specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) East Asia Department; Rie Hiraoka, country director, ADB Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission; Samat Kulmambetov, customs policy department head and CAREC trade policy focal point for Kyrgyz Republic; and Grigor Grigoryan, SPS animal health expert, Landell Mills
Technical experts from agencies on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and CAREC consultants attended the workshop.
The workshop presented findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the ADB technical assistance on promoting SPS for CAREC.
Participants also discussed proposed next steps for ensuring food, animal, and plant safety while facilitating trade expansion among CAREC countries.
Samat Kulmambetov, CAREC trade policy focal point for the Kyrgyz Republic, and Rie Hiraoka, country director, ADB Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission, delivered the opening remarks.
CAREC aims to establish regional SPS programs in at least five countries by 2020 under the revised CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation strategy.
- CAREC Learning Opportunity: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Expand Trade and Ensure Food Safety