UAC Participates in the "Arab Group for Food Safety" Meetings

  • Virtual Symposium
  • 2 June 2020

The Union of Arab Chambers participated in five meetings held during the month of May 2020 (via the Internet) for the working group charged with reviewing the terms of reference for the work of the Arab team for food safety and for developing a strategic plan for the team in the framework of trade facilitation between Arab countries, which will be announced in conjunction with the celebration of the two World Day of Safety Food and Dependence during the first week of June 2020.

The Union's participation comes within the framework of the follow-up to the "Arab Initiative for Food Safety and Trade Facilitation" through its membership in the Arab Food Safety Team, which works to support national efforts to achieve integration, compatibility and effective coordination at the regional level with regard to food safety measures and standards in line with the rules and regulations in force in the field of international trade in order to facilitate trade in light of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA). This initiative is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and managed by UNIDO in cooperation with the League of Arab States, and includes in its membership representatives of food safety authorities in the Arab countries, in addition to each of the Union of Arab Chambers as a representative of the Arab private sector, and the Arab Consumer Association.

Source (Union of Arab Chambers)

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