Follow on Laboratory Capacity Building Workshops

Date: TBD
Location: TBD

An Expert Working Group prioritized and sequenced the needs identified through the assessment and FY11 regional workshop resulting in the following three year plan:

  • FY12: Analytical Methods/Validation/Fitness for Purpose
  • FY13: Sampling
  • FY14: Quality Assurance/Proficiency

Three sub-regional in-laboratory train-the-trainer events will be held to address Analytical Methods/Validation/Fitness for Purpose in APEC pesticide residue laboratories in the following regions within the next year:

  • Chile, Peru, Mexico (to be held in Peru in mid-June)
  • Vietnam, Philippines, PNG, and Indonesia (to be held Vietnam in mid July)
  • Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, and China (to be held in Malaysia in early July

These trainings will be in-laboratory hands-on efforts, including a lecture element, and based on a train-the-trainer curriculum. Depending upon individual host economy conditions, the location of the 3 sub-regional trainings will be either national laboratories or universities.

Upon completion of the sub-regional trainings, participants will be linked with PTIN experts who will be on hand to address any issues or problems that arise as the participants train their colleagues/implement the information discussed during the trainings.

A regional PTIN workshop will be held as a follow-up to the sub-regional trainings to discuss issues, problems, and solutions identified.

For more information contact Kelly McCormick at or (202) 720 - 1347


Upcoming work is expected in areas of :

  • Enhancing MRL compliance
  • Development of guidance on general best practices, and risk communication with regard to MRL compliance, and modernization of food safety systems
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • And continued work on streamlining the use of export certificates in the region through bilateral work with Peru.

The FSCF and the FSCF PTIN Steering Group will meet next in New Zealand in 2021 in either the APEC Seniors Official Meeting (SOM) 1 or 2


Food Safety Cooperation Forum Conference

May 10, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop on Trade Facilitation through an APEC Framework on Food Safety Modernization

May 9, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

FSCF Partnership Training Institute Network Steering Group meeting

May 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop on FSCF Partnership Training Institute Network Export Certificate

May 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop MRL Implementation Tools Showcase

May 8, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile

Workshop on Trade Facilitation by Ensuring a Safer Food Supply through Cross-Border E-Commerce

May 6-7, 2019

Valparaiso, Chile