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1 OIE PVS Tool First Global Conference on Veterinary Legislation Djerba, Tunisia 7-9 December 2010 Dr Sarah Kahn Head, International Trade Department

2 Plan - Introduction - OIE standards - OIE PVS Tool - OIE Guidelines on veterinary legislation

3 OIE standards and the SPS Agreement - International standards, guidelines and recommendations for animal health and zoonoses = the standards, guidelines and recommendations developed under the auspices of the OIE -OIE standards integrate the outcome of a risk assessment and thus make additional risk assessments redundant -A majority of OIE standards are now used for national disease control measures SPS Agreement Food Safety CODEX Plant Health IPPC International standard setting organisations Animal Health OIE

4 4 SPS/OIE measures are a global public good Alleviation of Poverty Safe and Abundant Animal Production Market Access Public Health (zoonoses) Food Safety

5 OIE International Standards Terrestrial Animal Health Code – mammals, birds and bees Aquatic Animal Health Code – fish, molluscs, crustaceansand amphibians Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals

6 OIE PVS Pathway Legal basis: OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code

7 Article Fundamental principles of quality New point 6. Veterinary legislation Veterinary legislation is a fundamental element of quality supporting good governance. Legislation should be suitably flexible to allow efficient responses to changing situations. It should define and document responsibilities and structure of the organisations. A similar demonstration by VS in charge of veterinary public health activities.. Adopted at GS78

8 OIE PVS Pathway for efficient Veterinary Services OIE collaborates with governments, Stakeholders and donors (if needed) Veterinary Services Strategic Plan Modernisation of legislation Country / Donors Investment / Projects Veterinary Education Evaluation PVS « diagnosis » PVS Gap Analysis « prescription» PVS Follow-Up Evaluation mission Laboratories Public/private Partnerships « treatment »

9 State of play PVS – 01/12/2010 OIE Regions OIE Members PVS Requests received PVS Missions done Reports available Africa Americas Asia & Pacific Europe Middle East Total

10 State of play legislation – 01/12/2010 OIE Regions OIE Members Legislation Missions Requests received Legislation Missions done Legislation documents available Africa Americas Asia and Pacific Europe Middle East TOTAL Not including pilot visits to three countries.

11 PVS 4 fundamental components Critical competencies (6 - 12) 5 levels of advancement OIE PVS TOOL

12 5 levels of advancement (qualitative) for each critical competency Level 1 no compliance Level 5 full compliance with OIE standards A higher level assumes compliance with all preceding levels Levels of advancement

13 External independent evaluation Upon request of the country –according to its context To assess –compliance with OIE Standards –strengths / weaknesses –gaps / areas for improvement Not an audit or an inspection. OIE PVS APPROACH

14 New competencies Management of resources/operations (I- 11) Animal welfare (II-14) Division of competencies Coordination capability of the VS (I-6) Food safety (II-8) Identification and traceability (II-13) Vet. Statutory Body (III-5) Revised Critical Competencies

15 Continuing education (I-3) Stability of structures/sustainability of policies (I-5) Operational / Emergency funding / Capital investment (I-8, 9, 10) Veterinary medicines and biologicals (II-9) Emerging issues (II-11) Preparation of legislation and regulations (IV-1) Implementation of legislation and regulations and stakeholder compliance (IV-2) Revised Critical Competencies

16 Definition: The capability of the VS to document and manage their resources and operations in order to analyze, plan and improve both efficiency and effectiveness. New competency reflects the needs of developing countries Note: some aspects covered by coordination (I- 6) and funding (I-8) Management of resources and operations (I-11)

17 Definition: The authority and capability of the VS to implement the animal welfare standards of the OIE as published in the Terrestrial Code. Compliance with OIE standards Covers standards on transportation, slaughter and killing for disease control only Should be considered judiciously Animal welfare (II-14)

18 A. Internal coordination (chain of command) To coordinate its resources and national activities (public and private sectors) with a clear chain of command B. External coordination To coordinate its resources and activities with other relevant authorities as appropriate Relevant authorities include other ministries and competent authorities, national agencies and decentralised institutions. Coordination capability (I-6)

19 A. Ante and post mortem inspection at abattoirs and associated premises To implement and, manage the inspection of animals destined for slaughter at abattoirs and associated premises B. Inspection of collection, processing and distribution of products of animal origin To implement, manage and coordinate food safety measures on Inspection of collection, processing and distribution of products of animals A&B also covers coordination with other authorities Food safety (II-8)

20 A. Animal identification and movement control To identify animals under their mandate and trace their history, location and distribution for animal health, food safety, etc. B. Identification and traceability of products of animal origin To identify and trace products of animal origin for animal health, food safety, etc. A&B in coordination with stakeholders Identification and traceability (II-13)

21 A. VSB authority The VSB is an autonomous authority responsible for the regulation of the veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals. B. VSB capacity The capacity of VSB to implement its functions and objectives in conformity with OIE standards. Veterinary statutory body (III-5)

22 Definition: The authority and capability of the VS to actively participate in the preparation of national legislation and regulations in domains under mandate in order to warranty its quality with respect to principles of legal drafting and legal issues (internal quality), and its accessibility, acceptability, and technical, social and economical applicability (external quality). Preparation of legislation and regulations (IV-1)

23 Definition: The authority and capability of the VS to ensure that stakeholders are in compliance with legislation and regulations under the VS mandate. Implementation of legislation and regulations and stakeholder compliance (IV-2)

24 Assessment based on facts and evidence, not impressions Donors have accepted the OIE PVS official procedure in the evaluation of performance of VS A prerequisite and a guide in helping countries request national and/or international financial support. Experts trained and certified by the OIE OIE PVS APPROACH

25 Country PVS Reports Country PVS reports are either: Confidential (very few); Available for transmission to Donors and Partners, incl. international development organisations having an agreement with the OIE (73 reports to date); Fully in the public domain (12% to date): Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Guinea-Bissau; Namibia; Panama; Paraguay; Uruguay; and Vietnam

26 Veterinary legislation guidelines On the OIE internet site since Appear to have been well accepted by OIE Members Will be proposed for adoption in the Terrestrial Code in 2011.

27 Part I - General General principles Quality of legislation Competent authorities and veterinary chain of command Powers of officials Penalties Administration, financial resources Etc. …

28 Part II The veterinary profession Laboratories Delegation of tasks Animal production Animal diseases Animal welfare Veterinary products (medicines and vaccines) Food safety International trade

29 12 rue de Prony, Paris, France – – Organisation Mondiale de la Santé Animale World Organisation for Animal Health Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal Thank you for your attention


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