CAREC Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures Week - Addressing Transboundary Animal Diseases and Food Safety Issues

The spread of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) is a serious threat with socioeconomic and public health consequences. Asian Development Bank, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and Food and Agriculture Organization discussed TADs issues as well as initiatives and projects that will help combat animal diseases, strengthen regional cooperation and facilitate trade. The recommendations will feed into the action plan for the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030. Chief of Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group from Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of ADB, Qingfeng Zhang, and Director General Kexin Bi of General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China co-chaired the webinar.

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. 

Key Documents

Agenda (ENRU)

List of Participants – EN

Daniel Beltran Alcrudo – FAO (EN | RU)

Jan Hinrichs – ADB (EN | RU)

Jean Perchet OIE (EN | RU)