Workshop on Electronic Exchange of SPS Certificates for Better Trade Control and Facilitation
ESCAP, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Asian Development Bank, is organizing a Workshop on Electronic Exchange of SPS certificates for Better Facilitation and Control. The workshop will take place from the 21-22 October 2015 in Wuhan, China.
The key objectives of the workshop are to raise awareness amongst policymakers in Asia-Pacific regarding the benefits of exchanging e-SPS certificates; to exchange information and present relevant case studies from countries, which have implemented or in the process of implementing e-SPS certificates; and to provide guidance and relevant tools to policymakers and practitioners looking to implement in their national contexts.
The workshop is implemented with the support of the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT), a community of knowledge dedicated to building governments’ capacity to implement paperless systems for trade facilitation and sustainable development. It will take place as a side event of the 7th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum in Wuhan, China.