1st Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) Workshop

On 13-14 July, the workshop discussed Uzbekistan’s phytosanitary capacity evaluation (PCE) – a strategic tool to formulate phytosanitary reforms. Sultan-Makhmud Sultanov of the Agency of Plant Protection and Quarantine (APPQ) of Uzbekistan expressed appreciation to development partners (such as the ADB, USAID, IPPC, and FAO) for continuous support to Uzbekistan’s efforts to improve its phytosanitary measures and expand trade. USAID Trade Central Asia project underscored collaboration with partners, interagency dialogues, and government commitment in Uzbekistan’s efforts to align with international agreements and standards. The International Plant Protection Convention commended Uzbekistan’s progress and PCE’s importance including plant certification such as ePhyto. ADB expressed willingness to continue its support to help countries modernize sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures to facilitate trade under the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030. About 30 participants from the APPQ, State Customs Committee, and Ministry of Agriculture participated in the workshop. 

The activity is supported by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Trade Central Asia activity and TA 9500: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade, co-funded by the People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund and Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund. 

Key Documents



Watch the CAREC SPS Video (2021)

CAREC Trade Newsletter (English version), March 2022, Issue No. 1

CAREC Trade Newsletter (Russian version), March 2022, Issue No. 1 

Virtual Training on Plant Quarantine Legislation, Phytosanitary Risk Management and Plant Clinics: Uzbekistan (2021)

Knowledge-Sharing Module on CAREC Trade: Facilitating Trade Through Digital SPS Certification (2021)

Expanding Agri-Trade in Central Asia through the Use of Electronic Certificates (2021)