By Sami Zaptia.
London, 22 August 2020:
- Libya considering rehabilitating its fish exports sector
- Targeting EU market
- Working on improved specification to EU standards
- Working on improved laboratories
- Improving laboratories to achieve accreditation
- Accreditation in accordance with the international standard (2017-17025
- Training for laboratory staff to raise procedural/system standards
Libya’s Export Promotion Centre (LEPC) is considering the possibility of granting licenses for the export of Libyan fish products in accordance with EU specifications.
The LEPC is aiming to improve and rehabilitate Libya’s fish exports sector which has slumped since the 2011 revolution. As part of this strategy, it is targeting the EU market as the destination of Libyan fish.
To this end, the LEPC discussed the with the Libyan Centre for Marine Research plans for it to gain international accreditation for its laboratories in accordance with the international standard 2017-17025.
Through this standard, the LEPC reported, international recognition of its certificates attached to Libyan fish exports products would be achieved.
The training of the Marine Biology Centre’s laboratory employees to establish working systems and procedures required for local accreditation and to reach the international recognition, was also discussed.