Project Details
Promoting Cooperation in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for CAREC
Sector:Trade Facilitation
Summary:The Asian Development Bank (ADB) engaged a consultant to conduct an assessment of how SPS measures are administered and applied in CAREC countries and the extent to which application of these measures impedes or facilitates trade.
Expected Outcome:CAREC governments design and implement coordinated national and regional SPS reform agendas that adopt and apply international SPS measures to facilitate and expand international and intra-regional trade.
Expected Outputs:
  • Regulatory review of oversight and application of SPS measures in CAREC countries,
  • inventory of laboratory assets in the region, and
  • research to develop specialized border-crossing points for priority handling of perishables.
Date Approved:2013
Expected Completion:2015
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation: $60,000
Asian Development Bank: $500,000
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page