The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program organized the training 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), the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), and the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
The virtual training introduced laboratory techniques for equine diseases relevant to trade between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Kazakhstan. To strengthen coordination and facilitate cross-border trade, the two countries discussed laboratory requirements and detection methods for equine diseases, including piroplasmosis, infection with equine herpesvirus-1 (Rhinopneumonitis), infection with equine viral arteritis, equine influenza, and equine infectious anemia.
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.