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UNIDO - PTC / IPT, Vienna Presented by Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento Senior Trade Advisor - UNIDO Office at Geneva UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES RELATED TO STANDARDS.

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1 UNIDO - PTC / IPT, Vienna Presented by Dr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento Senior Trade Advisor - UNIDO Office at Geneva UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES RELATED TO STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION: CASE OF VICTORIAN LAKE PROJECT U N I T E D N A T I O N S I N D U S T R I A L D E V E L O P M E N T O R G A N I Z A T I O N UNCTAD STANDARDS AND TRADE WORKSHOP Geneva, May 2002

2 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION The Role of Environmental and Food Safety Requirements and SPS Measures in Fish and Fish Products Weak institutional support: metrology and testing laboratories Structural weaknesses in production capacities Lack of well-trained staff in industrial enterprises and support institutions Poor inspection and certification abilities Outdated legal and regulatory framework Myriad of non-tariff barriers to trade ( specially TBT / SPS)

3 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Situation Before Major fish industry (Nile perch) developed around Victoria Lake, shared by Tanzania 51%, Uganda 43% and Kenya 6% Revenues from exports exceeded USD 200 million/year Employment for 0.5 million people Favorable ground for local suppliers and complementary industries.

4 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Effect of Lake Fish Poisoning EU export ban imposed in 1999 Fish exports dropped by 50% in Tanzania and Uganda 30% of workers lost their jobs Most of the fish factories closed or worked far below capacity

5 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Challenge – Project Objectives Identify immediate and structural deficiencies Establish solid foundation for fish safety system Lift the ban imposed by EU Access to new markets

6 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Project Implementation Integrated corrective actions taken by UNIDO in partnership with 1.Uganda National Bureau of Standards 2.Tanzania Bureau of Standards 3.Federation of Kenya Employers 4.Lake Victoria Fishers Cooperative 5.UNDP, WHO, FAO, DFID 3 years, USD 4.6 million Sources of funds: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, UNDP, UNIDO

7 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Results achieved Organizational and regulatory framework for fish industry improved Testing laboratories locally available and internationally recognized EU ban lifted by the end of 2000 EU market regained and new market in US opened

8 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Results achieved - continued Service capacity for fish inspection strengthened Quality control upgraded at all levels Critical mass of expertise provided to processing plants in GHP, HACCP, ISO 9000 In-plant group training carried out in 17 factories for 950 staff

9 UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO ~ UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ~ UNIDO UNIDO’S ACTIVITIES IN STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS FACILITATION Case of Victorian Lake project Fish industry Lessons learned Establishment of QMS and HACCP systems was essential for restarting fish export Strengthening of local support institutions such as standardization bodies and testing houses, inspection and certification bodies was decisive to regain the EU market and get access to new markets HRD was indispensable to upgrade technical skills of the fish processing plants and support institutions

10 ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT EMPLOYMENT Ms. Dan Liang, Director, Industrial Promotion and Technology Branch, UNIDO S U S T A I N A B L E I N D U S T R I A L D E V E L O P M E N T UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION


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