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Workshop on Cross-Border Trade of Nuts and Dried Fruit

11 - 13 July 2016

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are organizing a Workshop on Agri-Food Supply Chains in Cross-Border Trade of Nuts and Dried Fruit: Quality--Food Safety--Business Processes--Markets, 11-13 July 2016 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

For further information, please contact: liliana.annovazzi-jakab@unece.org

Download: Programme


Welcome and Opening address by host country speaker

Introduction: The workshop on cross-border agri-food trade
Speaker: Ms. Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab, Head, Agricultural Standards Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Introduction: The workshop on cross-border agri-food trade
Speaker: UNDP Uzbekistan representative

Session 1 - Cross-border agri-food supply chains – nuts and dried fruits

Overview - international trade in nuts and dried fruit, Industry perspective

Case studies and updates

Session 2: International standards and best practice to increase crossborder trade in agricultural produce – Quality and Food safety requirements for trade

  • UNECE Marketing standards – from development, amendment to adoption – quality requirements for nuts and dried fruit
    Speaker: Ms. Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab, Head Agricultural Standards Unit United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • How are international standards and best practice implemented at national level?
    Speaker: Mr. Dorian LaFond, International Standards Coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture- USDA
  • Overview on how quality and food safety inspection systems are organized (EU regulations, export controls) Speaker: Mr. Emre Kiricioğlu (Product Inspector, Ministry of Economy, Turkey) and Mr. Jacques CAZOR (Inspector, General Direction, Competition, Consumption and Fraud repression, Ministry of Economy and Industry, France)
  • Use of IT systems in export and import control systems (example Turkey) Speaker: Mr. Korkut Yavuz (Chief of Section, DG Product Safety and Inspection, Ministry of Economy, Turkey)
  • Discussion Food safety issues in the international trade of nuts and dried fruit – EU market quality and safety requirements for nuts and dried fruit – experiences, controls procedures
    Discussants: Codex Alimentarius representative (TBC); Mr. Jacques CAZOR (France); Mr. Pino Calcagni (INC) and Mr. Emre Kiricioğlu (Turkey)&nb

Session 3: From farm to point of export - Business process analyses (BPAs) and prioritized action implementation

  • BPAs – introduction Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Measures for Agricultural Trade
    Case study: Dried Apricots in Tajikistan (BPA 2015) and follow-up
    Speakers: Ms. Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab (UNECE), Ms. Maame Agyeben (Trade Facilitation Unit, UNESCAP), and Ms. Yelena Vassilevskaya (Consultant, UNECE)
  • Analysis of shortcomings and ways to improve particular priority food supply chains - BPAs and their methodology
    Case study: Dried Grapes in Uzbekistan (BPA 2016)
    Speakers: Ms. Liliana Annovazzi-Jakab (UNECE) and Ms. Yelena Vassilevskaya (Consultant, UNE

Session 4 – The way forward – linking into supply chains – issues beyond standards and regulatory requirements