Trade Facilitation: Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary Handling in Greater Mekong Subregion Trade Project

Date: June 2012
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Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 43120-013

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Report and recommendation of the President describing terms and conditions proposed for the Trade Facilitation: Improved Sanitary and Phytosanitary Handling in Greater Mekong Subregion Trade Project, for the approval of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The project will strengthen institutions and operational and management capacities in Cambodia and the Lao PDR for operating cost-effective sanitary and phytosanitary systems that facilitate trade and protect health. The project will focus on GMS trade in agriculture, food, and forestry products for which sanitary and phytosanitary measures for plant health, animal health, and food safety apply. The project will establish, strengthen, and implement (i) surveillance and inspection programs for plant health, animal health, and food safety; (ii) enhanced education levels and university training of SPS specialists; and (iii) regional cooperation and harmonization for SPS measures and practices. It will selectively strengthen food safety capacities of private food handling enterprises and restaurants in tourist areas. The project will be implemented by the national authorities in each country.