The recent ASF pandemic spreading in Asia and Europe has seriously devastated the global pig industry. Since 2019, ASF has become a global priority transboundary animal disease (TAD) for the GF-TADs coordination mechanism and a global initiative for the control of ASF has been launched in 2020.
In line with the WTO SPS Agreement Member Countries have the right to protect animal life or health, to manage overall risk reasonably and effectively. A country’s import health measures must be based on international standards (WOAH); or import risk analysis. The import risk analysis is justifiable in the absence of a relevant standard; or when a Member country chooses to adopt a higher standard of protection than the international standard provides.
The Regional training workshop on import risk analysis for African swine fever (ASF) will be undertaken by the WOAH Sub-Regional Representation (SRR) for Eastern Africa for French – speaking African Member Countries (26) from 27 September – 1 November (6 sessions at one-week intervals).
The broad objectives of the training include, but are not limited to:
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Six sessions are foreseen :
This training round follows a similar one for English-speaking countries, conducted in November – December 2021