Uganda enforces strict standards for agri exports at border points

In what seems to be an updated enforcement of international standards for agricultural exports, Ugandan entities have started conducting new phytosanitary checks at the entry and exit terminals of Entebbe International Airport.

Maj. Gen. David Kasura-Kyomukama, the Agriculture Ministry's Permanent Secretary: "Uganda has suffered some interceptions in the European Union due to harmful organisms in fruits and vegetables some of which have been attributed to passenger cargo. It is therefore imperative that we maintain the strictest observance of the International Trade Standards."

In line with the Agriculture Value Chain Development Strategy and NDPIII, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is prioritizing promotion of market access and enforcement of international market standards to ensure that agricultural commodities and related products accessing these markets meet the international standards.

That is why the role of the Inspection, Certification and Regulation function of the Ministry as enshrined in the Laws of Uganda, is now highlighted.


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