BAKU, 17 July 2018 – Today, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has organized a workshop to introduce the tomato export certification manual to stakeholders in the State Phytosanitary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The manual aims to facilitate the export certification for tomato, which is one of the major export products for Azerbaijan. Inspectors from the Azerbaijan Food Safety Agency, representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Phytosanitary Control Service, Azerbaijan Association of Producers and Exporters of Fruits and Vegetables, as well as the private sector will be informed about the manual, current situation of the phytosanitary control in Azerbaijan, especially in the field of export. They will also have a chance to discuss and provide their recommendations for the manual.
The workshop is organized under the project on strengthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan, which is funded by the Standards and Trade Development Facility of the World Trade Organization and implemented since February 2016.