Legislation

Establishment of a sound and comprehensive national and regional legislative framework for plant and animal health, including fisheries, food safety, and related environmental monitoring .

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Coordination

Development and organization of an efficient responsive institutional framework and mechanism for coordination of SPS issues at both the national and regional levels (National Agricultural Health and Food Safety, Agencies/Committees/Competent Authorities, Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency - CAHFSA, Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism - CRFM, Comite Nacional para la Applicacion de MedidasSanitarias y Fitosanitarias - CNMSF and attendant technical committees and groups) including the development of programmes and information systems to aid the coordination process .

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Capacity Building

Development of the human capacity to support the SPS regime. This will inherently aim to improve the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders in elements related to the application of good agricultural, manufacturing and laboratory practices, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and risk analyses, identification of pests and diseases and food hazards.

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