Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards Management Systems
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Standards Management Systems phase two project built on the activities undertaken through the first phase SPS Standards Management Systems project (also managed by UQID between 2009 and 2012).
SPS 2 is a support project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Promoting Economic Diversification Program (PED) in Cambodia. One of the three core areas of PED is Trade Policy and Facilitation, which includes SPS reforms to facilitate trade through reduced bureaucracy and improved efficiencies with government agencies providing a service to the private sector particularly in the field of food safety.
SPS 2 built on the progress made under the first phase as well as expand its scope of activities to include restaurants and catering; and support to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) through management of a matching grants fund. Project activities were predominately carried out with the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) but also with the Institute of Standards, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Commerce. There were five components to the project; (i) SPS Legal Framework Implementation (ii) Enhance Capacity of SPS Service Providers (iii) Capacity Development at the Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC) (iv) Enhance SPS Market Surveillance and Enforcement Capability and (v) SME Improved Access to SPS Technologies.