Bangladesh Trade Facilitation

Strengthen SPS Regime

  • To prevent the spread of pests or diseases among animals and plants ​and ensure food safety
  • To harmonize SPS standards​ aligned with international standards

800 individuals apply improved practices

  • PQW implementing Inspection and Sampling SOP at ports
  • National Guidelines on Good Livestock Practice approved

National Codex Contact Point (NCCP) for India implements Strategic Plan for the National Codex Committee to implement the mandates of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Department of Livestock Services
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution
  • Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

What BFT is doing

BTF is developing sustainable tools to strengthen SPS-related policies and practices in the country. As Codex Alimentarius is the apex international body to set and implement food safety-related standards, BTF is working to strengthen the country’s position in Codex. In addition, standard procedures will be developed to improve SPS practices at border points. Activities include:

  • Development of National Codex Implementation Strategy to coordinate standard implementation across agencies
  • Formation of sampling and inspection SOPs
  • Institutionalization of Pest Risk Analysis process and support PRAs for lime varieties
  • Improving coordination among all SPS-related stakeholders