11th May 2009. The 11th Brussels Development Briefing took place on on “Meeting Food Safety Standards: Implications for ACP agricultural exports”.
This Briefing reviewed the product standards and technical regulations of importance to promoting economic growth and protecting the health and safety of consumers and the challenges posed by rising private and public SPS standards for ACP suppliers. Exchanges has also be held on the lessons which can drawn from capacity-building programmes as to better adjust to the needs of the ACP private and public sectors and the need to involve ACP countries in international standard-setting and negotiations over standards and regulations.
The video recordings of the 11th Briefing session (“Meeting food safety standards: implications for ACP agricultural exports”) are available on Briefing ‘SPS standards’: video material