First CAREC Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regional Working Group Meeting

Representatives from 11 CAREC Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) national working groups and trade-related agencies and development partners—including the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), United States Agency for International Development-Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs Project, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization, CAREC Institute, UNDP Aid for Trade Project and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)—participated at the meeting.

Ibrokhim Ergashev, head of the State Plant Quarantine and Inspection under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan and Khurshid Rakhmanov, deputy head, Department of Tariff and Non-Tariff Regulation Measures of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan co-delivered the welcome remarks.

Ying Qian, director, Public Management, Financial Sector and Regional Cooperation Division, East Asia Department (EARD), Asian Development Bank (ADB) co-chaired the sessions.

EARD Deputy Director General M. Teresa Kho launched the new publication titled Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in CAREC: An Assessment and the Way Forward. The EAPF team released an Asian Development Blog article to disseminate the publication.

The meeting was supported by KSTA 9500: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade, co-funded by the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund and People’s Republic of China (PRC) Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund.

Key Documents

Agenda | РУССКИЙ

Participants

Prevention and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in the CAREC Region (Concept note) | РУССКИЙ

Regional Pest Surveillance in CAREC (Concept note) | РУССКИЙ

Proposed Establishment of the CAREC Regional Food Safety Network (Concept paper) | РУССКИЙ

Presentations

Facilitating Safe Trade: Experiences and Lessons from STDF’s Work | РУССКИЙ

Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade in CAREC | РУССКИЙ

Key Outcomes of CAREC Policy Dialogue On Regional Pest Surveillance Program | РУССКИЙ

Pest Risk Analysis: Importance and Challenges | РУССКИЙ

Phytosanitary System of Uzbekistan: Achievements, Challenges, and Future Plans | РУССКИЙ

Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs in Central Asia | РУССКИЙ

Prevention and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) in CAREC Region | РУССКИЙ

Animal Health Law Reforms in Pakistan | РУССКИЙ

Proposed Establishment of the CAREC Regional Food Safety Network | РУССКИЙ

Piloting Simplified Modern Risk-Based Food Safety Management and Inspection Systems | РУССКИЙ

Integrating Risk Assessment into ICT-Enabled Border Management | РУССКИЙ

Regional SPS Regulatory Regime: Framework for Mutual Recognition and Electronic Exchange of SPS Certificates | РУССКИЙ

SPS and Veterinary Border Control | РУССКИЙ

Regional Upgrades of SPS Measures for Trade Project Loan 3313-Mongolia | РУССКИЙ

Practice on Facilitating Trade of Animal Products through Constructing Biosafety Channels based on SPS between PRC and Kazakhstan | РУССКИЙ