Donor Agency: European Union

Executing Agency: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Affiliated Agency: Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM)

Implementation Period: 36 months

Start Date: February 2020

Project Objective

To improve compliance by CARIFORUM States with international Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, standards and procedures so as to increase international and regional market access.

Project Component

This Action identifies three components:

1. Strengthening of the SPS regulatory environment | 2. SPS Compliance through capacity building | 3. Strengthening the SPS capacity in the fisheries sector

Strengthening of the SPS Regulatory Environment

The activities for this component include:

SPS Compliance through Capacity Building

The activities for this component include:

Strengthening the SPS Capacity in the Fisheries Sector

The activities for the fisheries component include:


The SPS Action will target stakeholders from both the public and private sectors in the fifteen CARIFORUM countries. The final beneficiaries from the public sector will include regulatory and inspection services, competent authorities, laboratories and agencies involved in AHFS coordination and other specialised groups. Private sector beneficiaries (including women and youth) will consist of stakeholders from a variety of value chains, primarily small and medium-sized operators.


Main Benefits of the Action