On 19 September, State Plant Protection Service was visited by 24 experts from plant protection, plant quarantine and veterinary services of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. They got acquainted with the phytosanitary monitoring system of Latvia and the European Union and the laboratory facilities.
The aim of the visit is to strengthen border controls and promote international trade between Central Asian countries and the European Union, including cooperation between public authorities and the private sector. Latvian experts presented the Latvian and EU regulatory framework, the monitoring process and the staff training system. The experts visited the Agrochemical, National Phytosanitary and National Seed Control Laboratories of State Plant Protection Service.
The experts also visited the Food and Veterinary Service.