Support for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Arrangements Development


Project 48291-001
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Type TA
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Myanmar
Start 2014
End 2016
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 225

Project Description

The small-scale technical assistance (TA) was designed to assess the status of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in Myanmar, and to provide capacity building to key SPS agencies for awareness building on related issues. In 2012, ADB approved programs supporting SPS measures in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries such as Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, to target SPS capacity development within government institutions. However due to sanctions of the international community, no equivalent support to Myanmar was provided at the time. The TA was developed upon Myanmar-s re-engagement with the international community, to ensure that its SPS capacity was developed. Given the size and employment generated by the agricultural sector in Myanmar, benefits of enhancing SPS handling in the country would have significant impact through generating greater trade and resulting in increased employment in the agricultural sector. As its main exports consist of agricultural, forestry products, capacity building for SPS measures is crucial for boosting Myanmar-s trade with regional and global partners. The existing domestic SPS policy regime is fragmented, implemented by numerous agencies and hindered by lack of coordination and an outdated legislative framework.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Ding, Lingling
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Enhanced readiness of key sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) agencies in Myanmar to improve SPS management, and the expected outcome is for the agencies to gain a better understanding of SPS issues.