Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic

Workshop on GSP+ and export development in the light of new EU Official Control Regulation for Kyrgyz state bodies

Bishkek, 27/07/2021 - 09:01, UNIQUE ID: 210727_2
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An online workshop on export development in the light of new EU Official Control Regulation for Kyrgyz state bodies has started today.

The activity organized by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) Instrument of the European Commission in cooperation with State Inspectorate on veterinary and phytosanitary security under Kyrgyz government will last till 30 July.

The aim of the workshop is to familiarise participants with the topics related to the EU phytosanitary certificates for exports to and transit via EU as well as with ecological certification for exports to the EU, global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) standards for products of animal origin as well as laboratory quality management. The workshop will be conducted by 7 European experts from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

During the workshop, Kyrgyz participants will learn about the new models of EU certificates including ecological certificates for imports to the EU, standards for products of animal origin and aquaculture as well as methods applied in Europe for reducing bee diseases without antibiotic treatment.

The workshop will also facilitate the exchange of information between national and international experts, government agencies and the private sector with the aim of enhancing cooperation in the field of development of the agri-food exports and supporting the export-oriented producers in the Kyrgyz Republic. That will contribute to successful utilization of the GSP+ by Kyrgyzstan.

Around 80 participants, including officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, State Inspectorate on Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security, food safety and veterinary inspectors, customs officials as well as exporters and producers, are expected to participate in the workshop.

To remind, it is the fifth workshop on GSP+ and trade related topic organized by the TAIEX for Kyrgyz partners. Four similar activities were conducted in 2017-2020.

The activity organized by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) Instrument of the European Commission in cooperation with State Inspectorate on veterinary and phytosanitary security under Kyrgyz government will last till 30 July.

The aim of the workshop is to familiarise participants with the topics related to the EU phytosanitary certificates for exports to and transit via EU as well as with ecological certification for exports to the EU, global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) standards for products of animal origin as well as laboratory quality management. The workshop will be conducted by 7 European experts from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

During the workshop, Kyrgyz participants will learn about the new models of EU certificates including ecological certificates for imports to the EU, standards for products of animal origin and aquaculture as well as methods applied in Europe for reducing bee diseases without antibiotic treatment.  

The workshop will also facilitate the exchange of information between national and international experts, government agencies and the private sector with the aim of enhancing cooperation in the field of development of the agri-food exports and supporting the export-oriented producers in the Kyrgyz Republic. That will contribute to successful utilization of the GSP+ by Kyrgyzstan.

Around 80 participants, including officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, State Inspectorate on Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security, food safety and veterinary inspectors, customs officials as well as exporters and producers, are expected to participate in the workshop.

To remind, it is the fifth workshop on GSP+ and trade related topic organized by the TAIEX for Kyrgyz partners. Four similar activities were conducted in 2017-2020.

About TAIEX - Partnership Instrument (PI)

TAIEX is the European Commission's Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument. It provides short-term, peer-to-peer assistance to government administrations to support them in the approximation, application and enforcement of the EU acquis, to share EU best practices, and to help implement bilateral/regional agreements. Since 2014, the TAIEX instrument is available worldwide. Thanks to a cooperation agreement between the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), TAIEX PI has extended the successful implementation of TAIEX among the EU’s neighbouring regions to the rest of the world.

 

 

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