Tajikistan has been a member of the WTO for over two years. As with any other member country WTO membership requires that Tajikistan meets certain obligations and membership accordingly, provides certain benefits. As part of its obligations, Tajikistan, , established a National Notification Authority (NNA) and a National Enquire Point (NEP) for SPS operating under the Department of Agriculture and Food Security Monitoring, part of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Office for Cooperation with WTO, and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade respectively. The NEP for SPS is in charge of providing responses to WTO member countries’ requests on the SPS measures in Tajikistan and to track notifications by WTO members on changes, additions or development of new SPS measures and dissemination of this information among stakeholders in Tajikistan. The NEP on SPS is responsible for notifying the WTO on development, modification, or additions related to SPS measures in Tajikistan.
We are currently working to expand the list of stakeholders from the private sector, i.e. exporters who are primarily interested in obtaining timely information about changes in the implementation of SPS measures in their targeted markets. We have established close cooperation with the Union of Businessmen and Exporters of Tajikistan, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Tajikistan, where a National Information Bureau has been founded to provide information on SPS measures and technical regulations in other WTO countries, as well as in Tajikistan.
For further information or if you would like to provide any comments on the NEP for SPS, please contact us at the following address:
Rudaki Avenue 44, Dushanbe city, (Ministry of Agriculture building, 4th floor, room №13-15) Tel.: + (992 37) 2211596; Fax: + (992 37) 2211628; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salohiddin Zamonov, Tajikistan NEP on SPS