Laos discusses food safety production with neighbouring countries Laos has shared ideas with six neighbouring countries regarding an Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measure (SPS) in order to prepare for membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The discussion was held in Luang Prabang province on 3-6 August under the chairperson of Mme Khemmany Pholsena, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce.
Taking part in the function were experts from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos.
Mrs Khemmany said that, “the meeting was not only a good opportunity for Laos to understand the SPS but also created cooperation network on trade among the seven neighbouring countries”.
She said the government approved new laws last month namely livestock, quarantine and fishery. These laws are fundamental for health care of humans, animals and crops which are involved in the SPS.
“The SPS is a basic knowledge for the determination of food safety, crops and animals production and upgrades the quality of foodstuff production to the international standard,” she continued.