From 05 November until 08 November, AESA organized “IMSOC - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR OFFICIAL CONTROLS IN THE SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY FIELDS” training in Buenos Aires, which was mainly addressed to Be officers of the National Competent Authority, relevant Government Ministries or Inspection services involved in the certification process for goods exported to the EU, or goods traded at regional level between non-EU countries.
These were the topics addressed during this workshop:
• Relevant EU legislation, including the Financial Regulations and Commission Work;
• Live animals and products of animal origin;
• Live plants and propagating material;
• Organic products;
• Catch certificates for fishery products (only once the relevant module is implemented in TRACES).
The main purpose of the training was to continue cooperation activities on information management systems at international level with a view to further raise awareness and contribute to a better understanding and more efficient use of existing EU SPS information management systems by the competent authorities and other stakeholders in non-EU countries.
AESA organizes these trainings within the “Better Training for Safer Food" (BTSF) project, an initiative of the European Commission’s Health and Food Safety Directorate-General (DG SANTE) aimed at organising a European Union (EU) training strategy in the areas of food law, feed law, animal health and animal welfare rules, as well as plant health rules.
Participants were assisted by AESA’ s project managers