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New actions to support the phytosanitary sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the harmonization with EU standards

June 2019 - May 2022

Project Summary

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

  • Contribute to the strengthening of the phytosanitary system of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its progressive alignment with the acquis communautaire

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • Harmonization with the EU standards of the technical and organizational skills and competences of the bodies responsible for the phytosanitary diagnosis and/or  phytosanitary controls and inspections (laboratories and inspection services)

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

1. The technical-regulatory framework on the control of quarantine bodies harmonized with EU standards;

2. The Phytosanitary Inspection Service skilled to properly perform its roles in accordance with the acquis communautaire;

3. The laboratories responsible for the phytosanitary diagnosis and seed quality aligned to the international standards (EPPO, ISO 17025 and ISTA) in terms of equipment and certified and accredited methods and procedures;

4. The staff of the phytosanitary and seeds quality laboratories enhanced in their skills and competences to use diagnostic methodologies and protocols according to the International Standards.

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Regulatory framework harmonization
  • Technical assistance and training
Source of funding : Italian Cooperation
Total budget : 1 900 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Plant Health Protection Administration (PHPA) of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations (MoFTER) - Bosnia