|作者：||The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)|
ECOWAS IMPLEMENTED SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY ACTIVITIES
DURING THE PERIOD OF JULY - OCTOBER 2021
Communication from ECOWAS-USAID Senior Sanitary
and Phytosanitary (SPS) standards Advisor
The following communication, received on 24 September 2021, is being circulated at the request of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
1.1. The USAID/West Africa Regional Mission, USDA, Food and Agriculture Organization Subregional Office for West Africa (FAOSFW) and Food and Agriculture Organization Resilience Office for West Africa and the Sahel (FAOREOWA) work to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to advance their vision to create an economic union and common market. In line with this objective, ECOWAS is implementing many agreements designed to support the free movement of goods and people throughout the region. Since 2017, SPS-related actions have been implemented.
1.2. In view of improving and strengthening SPS activities in the ECOWAS region, the following activities were implemented during the period of July - October 2021. It is to note that since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic that is still with us, has impacted the smooth implementation of SPS-related activities at national and regional levels. As such, most planned SPS-related activities were postponed till further notice. However, certain technical and capacity building activities were implemented at national and regional levels, following the COVID-19 protocols.