Country: Central America     Reference: EuropeAid/32640/C/SER/Multi     Client: European Commission     Start: 01/13     End: Ongoing

The overall objective of the project is to foster Central American regional integration in terms of quality systems and SPS measures so that local products can more easily access intra and extra regional markets.

The specific objectives are:

i) provide capacity building to Central American countries in the field of technical knowledge and in the implementation of quality standards, thus strengthening public and private bodies possibilities in the field of WTO and SPS;

ii) help increase competitiveness and competition in the private sector to allow an increase of intra and extra regional exports.