Event: The need for Navigating International Trade Regulations: Best Practices for Agricultural Exporters

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Posted Sat, Jul 29, 2023 9:48 AM

Timeframe: Thu, Aug 3, 2023 10:00 AM - Thu, Aug 3, 2023 2:00 PM

The agricultural industry serves as a vital contributor to the global economy, facilitating the production and trade of food and agricultural products across international borders. As agricultural products are increasingly sought after in foreign markets, exporters face numerous challenges in navigating the complex landscape of international trade regulations. Hence, compliance with various regulations, standards, and protocols is critical for agricultural exporters to ensure market access, maintain product quality and safety, and maximise trade opportunities.

The International trade regulations pertaining to agricultural products encompass a wide range of areas, including sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, customs procedures, labelling requirements, and quality standards. These regulations are often imposed by individual countries, regional blocs, and international organisations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), which aim to safeguard humans, animals, and plant health, protect consumers, and ensure fair trading practices.

Further, international trade regulations' diverse and evolving nature presents significant challenges for agricultural exporters. The complexities arise from variations in regulatory frameworks across countries, disparities in standards and certifications, differing documentation requirements, and the need to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Agricultural exporters must navigate through these intricacies to maintain compliance, mitigate risks, and seize new market opportunities. Failure to comply with international trade regulations can also result in serious consequences for agricultural exporters. Non-compliance may lead to shipments being rejected, border delays, costly penalties, loss of market access, damage to reputation, and even legal disputes. Therefore, exporters must adopt best practices that enable them to navigate international trade regulations effectively and enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace.

We aim to address these and more at the panellist discussion during the webinar to explore best practices for agricultural exporters by navigating international trade regulations effectively.

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