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10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Project for CARIFORUM States

Project Name: 
10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Project for CARIFORUM States
Countries/Regions: 
Caribbean Region, República Dominicana
General Purpose
The Project is comprised of three Components: Legislation; National and Regional SPS Coordination; and Capacity Building. The European Union is the donor agency and IICA is the designated implementing agency for the Project. The Project is being implemented in collaboration with the following partners: CARICOM Secretariat, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the SPS committee of the Dominican Republic (Comité Nacional para la Aplicación de Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias – (CNMSF).
Specific Objectives
  1. To facilitate CARIFORUM States to gain and improve market access by complying with Europe’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and to help CARIFORUM states to better develop their own regionally harmonized SPS measures.
  2. To increase production and trade in agriculture and fisheries that meet international standards while protecting plant, animal and human health and the environment.
Expected Results
  • Strengthened legislation, protocols, standards, measures and guidelines in the area of AHFS and Fisheries.
  • Enhanced national and regional coordination mechanism in the support of the SPS regime developed and established in the CARIFORUM States.
  • Strengthened national and regional regulatory and industry capacity to meet the SPS requirements of international trade in CARIFORUM States.
External Resources: 
EUR 11,700,00.00
Financial Institutions
  • Unión Europea
Other Institutions
  • CARICOM (Caribbean Community of States)
  • Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)
  • El Comité Nacional para la Aplicación de Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias de la República Dominicana/ National Committee for the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the Dominican Republic (CNMSF)
  • The Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) of ACP States
Project Leader: 
Janet Lawrence

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