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 Name||Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade|
China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
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.|
Trade expanded and competitiveness improved
Movement of people and goods along CAREC corridors and across borders made efficient
|Description of Outcome||Sanitary and phytosanitary systems modernized|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||17 Mar 2017|
|Fact Finding||02 May 2017 to 06 May 2017|
|Approval||13 Feb 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Apr 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Feb 2018||-||13 Feb 2018||30 Sep 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Feb 2018|
|Бүс нутгийн ургамал, малын эрүүл ахуй, хүнсний аюулгүй байдлыг хангах арга хэрэгслийг шинэчлэн сайжруулах замаар худалдааг дэмжих төсөл : Төслийн МэдээллийнТайлан||Translated PDS||Feb 2018|
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|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|
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