APEC Food Safety Cooperation Forum


US Government

Australian Government

Chinese Government

Peru Government

Chile Government

  • General Directorate for International Economic Affairs (DIRECON) – Market Access Department (

Industry Trade Associations

Academia and Non-Profits

International Organizations

Specialist Regional Bodies

  • Asia Pacific Metrology Programme – APMP ( – for APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) Specialist Regional Bodies

PTIN Steering Group

  • Food Standards Australia/New Zealand (Co-Chair)
  • General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine of the PRC (Co-Chair)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce (PTIN Administrator) U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Peru- Vice Ministry of Foreign Trade
  • Peru- National Agricultural Health Service
  • Philippines- Department of Agriculture
  • Health Canada
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association (U.S.)
  • Australian Food & Grocery Council
  • Guolian
  • Food Industry Asia
  • Universidad de Chile
  • Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine
  • Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/International Food Safety Training Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Global Food Safety Partnership, World Bank


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