Cameroon: R-SAT report validation workshop

On 24 August 2022, the Fit For Market SPS programme, in collaboration with Directorate of Regulation and Quality Control in Cameroon, organised a validation workshop of the Rapid SPS Assessment Tool (R-SAT) report on the mango sector in Yaoundé, bringing together key representatives from the public and private horticulture sectors.

Prior to this workshop, a team of COLEACP experts facilitated dialogue and engagement between key stakeholders, both public and private, in their assessment of Cameroon’s SPS system using R-SAT. R-SAT provides a practical, step-by-step guide to assist ACP countries in their assessment of national SPS systems to strengthen them in accordance with international standards and regulations. The objective of this exercise was to facilitate the development of a national priority action plan for strengthening SPS systems, based on a common strategic vision agreed by all stakeholders.

During the workshop, the team presented the results of the application of R-SAT to the country’s SPS control system and identified priority activities. The workshop concluded with a presentation of the updated national priority action plan, which was endorsed by key stakeholders, to strengthen national SPS systems, and to ensure their alignment with international standards and regulations.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP in the framework of development cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.