49190-001: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49190-001 Status: Active

The TA will support the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Common Agenda for the Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade by (i) creating national bodies in each country and a regional body to lead the modernization process; (ii) developing regulations, procedures, and requirements that are aligned with international standards; and (iii) improving the capability of border agencies to implement these measures at selected common borders.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lazaro, Dorothea East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Industry and trade
 
Project Name Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade
Project Number 49190-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Mongolia
Pakistan
China, People's Republic of
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9500-REG: Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 750,000.00
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will support the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Common Agenda for the Modernization of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for Trade by (i) creating national bodies in each country and a regional body to lead the modernization process; (ii) developing regulations, procedures, and requirements that are aligned with international standards; and (iii) improving the capability of border agencies to implement these measures at selected common borders.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The CAREC SPS Common Agenda recognizes the need to revamp CAREC countries' SPS systems in a concerted manner to develop agriculture-based value chains and improve quality through better services that incorporate sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.
Impact

Trade expanded and competitiveness improved

Movement of people and goods along CAREC corridors and across borders made efficient

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sanitary and phytosanitary systems modernized
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National and regional SPS working groups organized

National SPS measures substantially aligned with international standards

Technical capacities on SPS measures at selected common borders improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A regional workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures is being organized in end of May 2018 to bring together relevant SPS agencies involved in animal health, plant health and food safety to kick-start the implementation of the TA including designing the country-specific and regional work plans to progress the CAREC common agenda on SPS.
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 17 person-months of international and 120 person-months of national consultant inputs. The level of effort will be intermittent. The international consultants will be experts in plant health, animal health, food safety or related fields, and knowledgeable about the SPS Agreement and international standards. National consultants shall be the focal points for each of the 11 countries, and will have degrees in management or related discipline, good command of English, and organizational skills. A project coordinator will ensure that the work of international and national consultants, SPS working groups, and the regional working group are synchronized and complement each other. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Lazaro, Dorothea
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Mar 2017
Fact Finding 02 May 2017 to 06 May 2017
MRM -
Approval 13 Feb 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Apr 2018

TA 9500-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Feb 2018 - 13 Feb 2018 30 Sep 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,550,000.00 13 Feb 2018 133,502.32

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Consultant Focal Point- People's Republic of China Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Jul 2018 13 Jul 2018
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Expert in Animal Health Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2018 01 May 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Mongolia Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Turkmenistan Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2018 20 Apr 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Afghanistan Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2018 17 Apr 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Georgia Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Tajikistan Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Uzbekistan Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Kyrgyz Republic Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Azerbaijan Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Pakistan Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
National Consultant Focal Point- Kazakhstan Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2018
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Expert in Food Safety Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2018 20 Feb 2018
Trade Facilitation and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Lead Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2018 20 Feb 2018
Sanitary and Phytosanitary Expert in Plant Health Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Feb 2018 20 Feb 2018
Project Coordinator - National Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Feb 2018 21 Feb 2018

Contracts Awarded

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