Thirty-nine CAREC sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) officials discussed key challenges and outlined sectoral and country action plans to modernize SPS measures. The World Trade Organization and other experts shared knowledge on good practices and options for regional and interagency cooperation.
The workshop supports the implementation of the CAREC Common Agenda for Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade Facilitation, and is co-funded by the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund and the People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund.
In her welcome remarks, Asian Development Bank Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission Country Director Candice McDeigan highlighted that SPS is an identified priority area of the CAREC 2030 strategy, which promotes the establishment of national and regional CAREC SPS working groups to align SPS laws and regulations with international standards to facilitate safe trade
- The CAREC Common Agenda for the Modernization of SPS Measures for Trade Facilitation—Overview and Moving Forward
- Highlights of the ADB Assessment of the SPS Regulatory Framework, Laboratory Capacity, and Border Services Management
- Improving SPS Capacity to Facilitate Safe Trade
- ADB Technical Assistance and Loan Projects on SPS Modernization
- TA 9274: Strengthening International Food Safety Standards in Agricultural Value Chains in the CAREC Member Countries
- Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs in Central Asia
- Presentation for Plant Health Breakout Session
- Presentation for Animal Health Breakout Session
- Establishing Food Safety Assessment Criteria in CAREC Member Countries
- Risk-Based Food Inspection
- SPS Legal Framework and Institutional Mechanism
- Enhancing Coordination and Dialogue
- Prioritizing SPS Investments for Market Access