Import controls on fresh fruit and vegetables in Europe: The example of Belgium

An upcoming online session on key plant health issues affecting National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs) and stakeholders in the fruit and vegetable sector of ACP countries will address “How import controls of fresh fruit and vegetables are carried out in Europe – example of Belgium – main implications and challenges”.

In this webinar, on 4 May, NPPOs from member states of the East African Community (EAC) and the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) will outline the experiences and challenges they face when exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to the European Union. And a representative of Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) will describe how consignments from third countries are inspected on arrival in Belgium (at the European point of entry). This interactive session will allow time for the exchange of information and experiences between the speakers, participants and the COLEACP team.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.

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