Seminar on import of plant and plant products into Thailand

Description

Exports from the European Union (EU), with their wide and diverse range of products from various Member States, provide an interesting opportunity for the Thai market, and Asian markets in general. Improving market access to and from the EU could present numerous and exciting possibilities for business operators and for trade between the two regions.

Increased knowledge of the EU phytosanitary control and certification systems would be an important step and would hopefully allow the Thai competent authority to streamline approval procedures and (1) apply the same import conditions to more than one Member State without going through redundant evaluations, and (2) rely on EU authorities to control and enforce the required import conditions without insisting on the formal adoption of detailed protocols.

This seminar aims to create an opportunity for officials of the Thai government and the European Union, as well as representatives of Thai and European business operators, to build contacts and deepen the understanding of phytosanitary control systems established in the EU and in Thailand. 

The objectives are:

  • To strengthen and facilitate exchange among policy makers and the fruit and vegetable industry on both sides
  • To better understand decision making structures in Thailandwith regard to market access  
  • To accelerate market access for pending (European) dossiers 
  • To discuss challenges for market access for fruits and vegetables to the EU and Thailand

The seminar will comprise two sessions with informative presentations on SPS cooperation i.e. plant health requirements, food safety requirements for plant products and quality standards (for example organic certification and geographical indications)The first day will be focused on the Thai marketits opportunities and market access conditions, whereas the second day will be dedicated to the EU regulatory framework.

 

Response to COVID-19: 

Due to the current restrictions with regard to COVID-19, the materials will be disseminated to the participants electronically and shared through EUDs and MS so they can disseminate the information via their websites. Seminars will take place partly onsite and partly online. The audience of the seminar attending in the host country (representatives from national competent authorities, EU Delegations, EU MS Embassies, business people: importers, retailers, distributors, media, researchers, etc.) will join the event onsite (at the conference venue) and via video link. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the overall onsite attendance will be limited to around 60 participantsof which 20 will be senior officials and senior level representatives from Thailand. Throughout the two-day seminar social distancing measures will be appliedThe event will be organised in the strictest respect of security measures to ensure the health and well-being of participants. Advice from the Thai government and WHO will be consulted and followed before and during the organisation of the event. In addition, various safety materials (masks, tissues, alcohol-based hand sanitisers) will be available for all of the seminar's participants. All venue surfaces will be disinfected prior to the holding of the meeting. All participants will be asked for their contact details (which will be kept confidential)so that the local health authorities can be alerted in the event any participant will fall ill. Participants are advised to not attend should they have any COVID-19 symptoms whatsoever.


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Event Pre-registration

Given the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in order to adhere to restrictions in place and to follow government and WHO advice, this event's participation will be limited. 
For this reason, if you are interested in participating, kindly complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you regarding the event registration. Submitting this form expresses your interest in the event, but does not imply you have registered for the event. 

 

Event Pre-registration

Given the current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in order to adhere to restrictions in place and to follow government and WHO advice, this event's participation will be limited. 
For this reason, if you are interested in participating, kindly complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you regarding the event registration. Submitting this form expresses your interest in the event, but does not imply you have registered for the event. 

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