BOMCA 10 held Regional workshop on the alignment of national legislation with the provisions of HACCP standards

  • Thematic Component: 3. Facilitation of Trade
  • Country: All region, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

From October 18 to 20, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia held a regional workshop, focusing on  elements of the Training of Trainer (ToT) methodology on the alignment of national legislation with the provisions of HACCP standards, FAO/WHO’s Codex Alimentarius/” Food Code” requirements, and preparation for the accession to and/or implementing those standards.

The training session focused on assisting the Veterinary and Sanitary agencies, agencies which are involved  in the implementation of HACCP/ Codex Alimentarius standards in import/export controls the Central Asian countries; in the assessment of trade facilitation measures; and supporting the capacity building activities in the areas covered by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and sanitary measures, including international standards.

Also, this activity supports the competent authorities in shaping a customised plan of action, based on an analysis of their specific country situation. It shall provide concrete illustrations of how Codex guidelines can be implemented in different ways.

Experts from Border Control Points Division, Food and Veterinary Service of Latvia familiarized participants with a training methods and tools to advance knowledge on the topic within the agencies, with a specific accent on the ToT methodology and guidelines for its implementation. 

Within the framework of this activity, experts will produce the guidelines for implementation on HACCP standards, FAO/WHO’s Codex Alimentarius/”Food Code”.