Project Description

“EU-Asia Cooperation on (Phyto-) Sanitary (SPS) and Food Safety Regulation in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam “


The project is being carried out by a consortium composed of Application Européenne de Technologies et de Services (AETS – Link to AETS website) as lead company and OPERA Srl.

The overall objective of the project is to improve conditions for the EU food and drink industry to access the markets of China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The general objective is to contribute to improve regulatory cooperation on SPS and food safety between competent authorities in the EU Commission, EU Member States, and Asian partner countries and to expand economic opportunities for EU businesses in Asia through this cooperation.
The action aims to work towards removing and avoiding unjustified restrictions to trade that result from sanitary and phytosanitary control measures, and thereby to facilitate the access of EU food and drink products to the respective markets. The project supports the cooperative orientation of the EU’s policies and it is fully in-line with the “Trade for All Communication” of the European Commission.

Activities carried out on behalf of Competent Authorities from Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Duration: 10/2019 – 10/2023.