Border control specialists of the Food and Veterinary Service participate in the European Union border management program for Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) BOMCA-10, the leading partner of which is the Latvian State Border Guard. The Customs Administration of the State Revenue Service of the Republic of Latvia, Riga Technical University, the State Border Guard Service of the Republic of Lithuania, the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior, the Spanish Civil Guard, the Italian Immigration and Border Protection Service, the Polish Border Guard and the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) are also participating in the project.
The project aims - to improve border security and trade facilitation, as well as raising the living standards of border population in Central Asia.
FVS specialists are involved in activities as follows:
- Develop, in cooperation with specialists from the beneficiary countries, a risk analysis system in the veterinary and phytosanitary field.
- Promote the harmonization of the HACCP standard, the Codex Alimentarius, the International Plant Protection Convention and the standards laid down by the World Organization for Animal Health.
- Strengthen the capacity of the veterinary and phytosanitary control authorities of the beneficiary countries and their cooperation with their customs authorities.
- Improve the training system for veterinary and phytosanitary border control specialists.
The total project funding: MEUR 21,65