Azerbaijan – to strengthen food safety


The State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan and the Food Safety Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The Memorandum implies the exchange of information between the two structures based on the results of examinations of exported and imported products, as well as the exchange of experience. In addition, both structures commit to conduct joint seminars on food safety.

The Memorandum was signed by Chairman of State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev and Head of the Food Safety Agency Goshgar Tahmazli.

Establishment of Food Safety Agency, as one of the multiple steps for effective implementation of measures set by the Strategic Road Map, will play significant role in adapting the food safety system of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the requirements of international standards.

The Food Safety Agency was established by the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on additional measures to improve the food safety system in the country from February 10, 2017.

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