The European Union has announced that it would provide €950,000 to the International Trade Centre (ITC) to strengthen Zimbabwe’s national sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) framework.
The move will enable the Zimbabwean exporters to be better equipped to meet health and safety standards in international markets.
In a statement, ITC said that even when tariff barriers in a given market are low, an inability to prove compliance with rules such as those specifying acceptable pesticide residue levels can prevent otherwise-competitive developing country producers from exporting.
“The Strengthening Zimbabwe’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary Framework project is seen as crucial for the country’s businesses to fully enjoy market access under the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA), which lowers trade barriers with the EU. To read more click http://bit.ly/29Faq0K