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Food Auditors of Competent Authorities in the Pacific Region Complete EU TRACES Workshop Minimize


 A total of 16 Audit and Certification Officers around the Pacific Region including National Fisheries Authority have successfully completed European Union TRACES Workshop in Port Moresby early October 2012. Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) is a trans-European network for veterinary health which notifies, certifies and monitors imports, exports and trade in animals and animal products. This network system is good for Economic Operators (private sector) and competent authorities all over the world can use this web-based network free of charge to trace back and forth animal and animal product movement.

 This system is very impetrative as verification is done on line and then submitted to the EU border post, while at the same time the original is stamped and signed after confirming all particulars. The User's accounts will be created to allow export officers to view only under a restricted code and check the documents, but all official transmission of the HC to the EU post and signatories are to be activated by the Inspectors. This system eliminates fraud, manipulation that is common for manual documents. It also has a great advantage of the EU FVO inspectors.

 Faryaz Hotee, TRACES Administrator said that this workshop was to train the competent authorities on how to use TRACES. The certifying officers and central competent authority officers have trained on  how to create  export certificats to EU. This was an initial training for the region to know the import EU procedures and to issue export certificate to EU. Furthermore this training was to train a sufficient number of users in specific countries exportions to the EU market, in order to use the TRACS system for export to EU and also to  promote TRACES system to a group of countries in the Pacific region.

 Mrs Aquina Pyanne, Team Leader of NFA Audit and Certification said that this training course was carried out in two groups, one involving the Competent Authority officials and one involving the food business operators. Mrs Pyanne, said PNG will implement TRACES system towards the end of year.