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Summary: East Africa SPS Policy Review

Published on May 06, 2015

BBBBB5555.JPGSummary: East Africa SPS Policy Review. Under this framework, USAID requested that USDA perform a review of SPS policies impacting trade within the context of food security in both East and West Africa. Thus, in May 2013, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) formed an expert, inter-disciplinary team, including representatives from the Food and Drug Administration, to travel to the East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia with the purpose of assessing policies supporting Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) systems. Specifically, the team looked to identify, validate, and/or modify regional SPS priorities through agricultural policy and technical discussions with government officials, regional organizations and other key stakeholders in East Africa and within the context of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) and the USG policy agenda.