Project period: June 2017 – December 2019
Facilitating Trade for Agricultural Goods in ASEAN (FTAG)
To develop recommendations for the alignment of regulatory framework concerning food safety and phytosanitary measures and procedures between ASEAN and specific countries (i.e. Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam).
Areas of Implementation
Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam
In general, the level of trade within ASEAN is low with approximately only 30% of trade taking place among the member states. For fresh agricultural goods, one explanation of this constraint includes gaps in the regulations on food safety and phytosanitary measures and its associated processes that are not aligned among ASEAN countries which hinder and slow down the movement of goods across borders.