CAREC Knowledge-Sharing on Official Recognition of Foot and Mouth Disease-Free Status

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program organized the knowledge-sharing event as part of the sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) Work Plan 2021- 2023 endorsed at the second meeting of the CAREC SPS Regional Working Group in April 2021. The event was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC).

The importance of foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free status as a tool for negotiating market access for animals and animal products was highlighted by the OIE. The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan shared experience in obtaining FMD-free status. Select CAREC countries (Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) had a dialogue with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on FMD management and import requirements and quarantine access procedures for animals and animal products. The Asian Development Bank underscored strengthening regional cooperation for safe cross-border trade.

Key Documents


List of Participants


Session 1: Application for Official Recognition by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) of Free Status from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)РУССКИЙ

Session 2: Application for Official Recognition by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of Free Status for FMDРУССКИЙ

Session 3: Elements of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)-Free StatusРУССКИЙ

Session 4: The Experience of Kazakhstan in Obtaining FMD-free Status from OIE and the PRCРУССКИЙ

Session 5: The PRC’s Animal Disease Surveillance Program for Entry of Animals and Animal ProductsРУССКИЙ

Session 6: Import Requirements and Quarantine Access Procedures for Animals and Animal Products to be Imported to the PRCРУССКИЙ

CAREC SPS Workplan 2021-2023РУССКИЙ


CAREC Policy Dialogue on Regional Program for Control and Prevention of Transboundary Animal Diseases

CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda (CITA) 2030 | РУССКИЙ

CAREC Common Agenda for Modernization of SPS Measures for Trade | РУССКИЙ

Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in CAREC: An Assessment and the Way Forward | РУССКИЙ

The activity is supported by KSTA 9500-REG: 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.