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Presentation by Dr James Wabacha of AU-IBAR at the Enhancing Safe Inter-regional Livestock Trade held at Dubai, UAE, 13-16 June 2011.

Presentation by Dr James Wabacha of AU-IBAR at the Enhancing Safe Inter-regional Livestock Trade held at Dubai, UAE, 13-16 June 2011.

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Recommendations made during the workshop on livestock stakeholders in animal health certification and trade held on 2-3 August 2010 in Dubai, UAE Presentation Transcript

  • 1. African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal ResourcesRECOMMENDATIONS MADE DURING THE WORKSHOP FOR LIVESTOCK STAKEHOLDERS IN ANIMAL HEALTH CERTIFICATION HELD ON 2-3 AUGUST 2010 IN DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A presentation made at workshop Enhancing Safe Inter-Regional Livestock Trade Workshop June 13-16, 2011 Dubai United Arab Emirates www.au-ibar.org
  • 2. Outline Name of the workshop Participants Objectives of the workshop Recommendations www.au-ibar.org
  • 3. Background Workshop for Livestock Stakeholders in Animal Health Certification and Trade and Private Public Partnership for the Somali Livestock Trade Development held on 2-3 August 2010 and 4th August 2010, respectively in Dubai, United Arab Emirates www.au-ibar.org
  • 4. Background Chief Veterinary officers from the trading partners of Middle Eastern countries KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon Chief veterinary Officers from, Ethiopia and Somalia Veterinary officers from major quarantines in the Middle East Livestock traders from the Horn of Africa and Middle East Somalia Business council Somalia Investment council Representatives from OIE, FAO, COMESA, USDA, Allana®, Saudi-Emirates Veterinary Quarantine, Djibouti Livestock Quarantine www.au-ibar.org
  • 5. BackgroundPurpose: To promote information sharing between horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti and Kenya) and Middle East.The specific objectives of the workshop were:1. To allow Middle East countries to explain their requirements and perceptions in live animal export2. To explain the opportunities for trade between the horn of Africa and Middle East countries3. To come up with recommendations for continuous dialogue between the horn of Africa and Trading partners www.au-ibar.org
  • 6. Background4. To receive livestock traders perspective on trade policies and regulations5. To create awareness on SOLICEP activities on animal health certification in Somalia www.au-ibar.org
  • 7. RecommendationsAt the end of the workshop for livestock stakeholders recommendations were made to guide animal health certification and trade while at end of theWorkshop recommendations1. Enhance transparency, trust and accountability in animal health certification processes including identification of animals, disease reporting to AU-IBAR, FAO and OIE and information sharing with importing countries (veterinary authorities from exporting and importing countries)2. Transportation by road, sea and air for livestock, should observe international animal welfare standards and sanitation including disinfection and insecticide application www.au-ibar.org (Carrier)
  • 8. RecommendationsWorkshop recommendationscontinued3. Importing countries have a right to inspect veterinary services of the exporting country and quarantine facilities in line with the OIE guidelines (Exporting and importing countries)4. The Ministries responsible for veterinary services for the exporting countries should be strengthened to take the responsibility to supervise and regulate the Quarantine operations and certification to ensure continuous upgrading and validation of the systems (Veterinary authorities and development partners) www.au-ibar.org
  • 9. RecommendationsWorkshop recommendations continued5. Continuous communication at all levels between the exporting and importing countries should be strengthened and sustained with the involvement of the stakeholders (Importing and exporting countries and all stakeholders)6. Effort to harmonise transboundary disease control at the regional level should be strengthened (veterinary authorities, regional and international organisations) www.au-ibar.org
  • 10. RecommendationsWorkshop recommendations continued7. Need to develop a protocol to harmonise the pre, during and post importation systems pertaining to animal health and welfare between the exporting and importing countries (importing and exporting countries)8. The participants recommended to have such a meeting annually www.au-ibar.org
  • 11. Following up on recommendations of the August 2010 Dubai meeting We want to have a panel discussion to review the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations After that the discussion will be open to the plenary www.au-ibar.org
  • 12. THANK YOU www.au-ibar.org