AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

ORGANISATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES ON THE USE OF THE EU TRADE CONTROL AND EXPERT SYSTEM (TRACES) UNDER THE "BETTER TRAINING FOR SAFER FOOD" INITIATIVE

Country: EU Countries

Sector(s): Agriculture and rural development

Date: 03/2017 - 03/2019

Client / Beneficiary: Budget preparation Institutional capacity building/strengthening Know how transfer Legal approximation Organisation of study tours Project evaluation and monitoring Project management/coordination Project/programme implementation/management Project/programme planning Seminars and conferences organisation Training

Financing Agency: CHAFEA - Consumers Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency

Project Value: 1,132,253 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The General objective of BTSF is to ensure a high level of consumer protection throughout the EU internal market and to increase levels of trade in safe food across the globe by the implementation of efficient, objective and adequate official controls. This objective is achieved by training the staff of the competent authorities, offering a better network and on-going dialogue with partners from both within, and outside, the European Union, thus contributing to a high level of expertise and competence.

The specific objectives of the BTSF training activities on TRACES are to train staff involved in official control activities so as to keep them up-to-date with the use of the EU Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES).
Thereby, the programme will aim at ensuring a harmonised use of TRACES, taking into account the latest updates available. As TRACES is an IT tool in continuous development, the programme will also be flexible and able to adapt its contents to the new upcoming possibilities of the system.
Both the private and the public sector will benefit from a more harmonised use of TRACES and a deeper knowledge on the system by staff responsible for the official controls: better cooperation with customs, statistical data available, reduction of administrative work, faster clearance of the consignment at the border, etc.

The results issued are:

  • As a result of organising the training activities, the project will contribute to the consolidation of a culture of high and uniform food/feed safety, animal/plant health standards inside and outside the EU. This provides a sound foundation for the European industry to grow and prosper on the basis of Europe’s high standards of safety and quality.

The services provided are:

  • Budget preparation
  • Institutional capacity building/strengthening
  • Know how transfer
  • Legal approximation
  • Organisation of study tours
  • Project evaluation and monitoring
  • Project management/coordination
  • Project/programme implementation/management
  • Project/programme planning
  • Seminars and conferences organisation
  • Training

Subsectors of activities:

  • Animal Health and Veterinary
  • Animal Welfare
  • BIP (Border Inspections Post)
  • Feeding Stuff
  • Food control
  • Food safety
  • SPS: Sanitary Phytosanitary Services/Sanitary Phitosanitary Standards/Phytosanitary & Phytopathology