Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Strengthens BiH Phytosanitary Service

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GAIN Reeport Number: BK1103

Post: Sarajevo Report Categories: Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety Prepared by: Sanela Stanojcic-Eminagic

Report Highlights:

The European Union (EU) will assist Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) phytosanitary service through a two-year project worth approximately $1.1 million. The project should establish a national integrated phytosanitary service and policy harmonized with the EU legislation and international obligations and standards in this area. BiH ratified the International Plant Health Convention (IPPC) in 2003, but is still unable to meet its obligations. The main plant health laws exist but by-laws are still missing, and enforcement of these laws is consequently poor.