Using P-IMA to prioritize SPS Capacity Building options in Vietnam
The P-IMA work was initiated as part of the STDF work plan for 2012 following an expression of interest from the SPS Office in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The work was led by the SPS Office and involved a small team of technical experts from the Department of Animal Health, Department of Plant Health, the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD), the Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Trade, etc. Initial stakeholder consultations took place in September 2012 in Hanoi and HCMC. The STDF consultant worked with the local team in March 2013 to carry out the initial analysis and draft a report. This work was finalized and discussed with national stakeholders in June 2013.