Needs Assessment of ANSA




2013 – 2014


World Bank


EUR 183 271


Overall objective of the project is to: Identify gaps/ non-conformities (to EU) in the national food safety legislation – both horizontal and vertical legislation - that hold back the access of Moldovan fresh products on the EU market. Identify gaps and constraints in food safety regulations (for selected sectors) that lead to increased administrative burden and excessive compliance costs for the private sector, thus undermining its market competitiveness. Assess existing institutional issues and deficiencies in ensuring efficient regulation and control over the safety of the food chain. Conduct an ICT assessment of ANSA’s business processes and workflows and prepare the background for switching to an IT-based Food Safety Information Management System – e-ANSA. Assemble a set of measures for the three areas to be undertaken by ANSA to close the identified critical gaps and thus set the stage for a modern domestic food safety control system conducive to agri-food export growth. Consider and develop the concept of one-stop shop for issuing all export-related documentation for the targeted products (to be based on advanced ICT systems)