Systematic Mechanism for Safer Trade (SYMST)
The action, funded by the EU, aims at providing support to the target countries in ASEAN (Lao PDR and Vietnam), in the area of plant health, and pesticides use and control of the F&V as well as on other plant products supply chains.
The overall objective is to improve food safety through better governance. The specific objective is to strengthen regulatory framework for control of plant health and pesticides in the fruits and vegetable sector and other plant products through the application of norms and standards and improve market access.
The expected results are:
- Improved awareness and knowledge of private sector and authorities on plant health and pesticides issues in fruits, vegetables and other plant products.
- Improved performance of the regulatory and control institutions and improved capacity of the fruits, vegetables and other plant product supply chain actors to comply with plant health and pesticides control
- Strengthened market access opportunities and facilitated business linkages of fruits, vegetables and other plant products actors from target countries to EU and regional markets.