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Needs assessment and preparation of a road map for the creation of a fishery product food safety Competent Authority in Kiribati, under the SFP programme, Module 1

Project Location: Kiribati
Project Date: 2002 - 2010
Project Funding: EU
Project Summary: The overall objective of the SFP programme is to facilitate the access of ACP/OCT fishery products to the global market, and in particular to the EU, by developing these countries' capacity to subject exports to suitable health controls and by improving production conditions in the beneficiary countries.

At the time of this mission Kiribati had no fishery products regulations (FPR) in place but hoped to benefit from a new joint venture that would redevelop a factory on South Tarawa and potentially a larger one on Christmas Island. An early mission (CA085KIR) identified the need for FPR and began the process of drafting them. This mission completed the draft regulations to provide Kiribati with legislation which is equivalent to that of the European Union (EU).