The Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency (BKIPM in Indonesian acronyms) under the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MoMAF) is gearing up to strengthen food safety guarantees to domestic and international markets, including to the European Union (EU).

BKIPM, the Competent Authority for the fisheries sector, with support from ARISE+ Indonesia, organised a series of capacity-building programmes to discuss the EU audit recommendations and prepare the Plan of Action to address those recommendations.

In 2020, the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission conducted an audit mission to evaluate the control system in place for governing the production of tuna products intended for export to the EU.

We had the honour to discuss the standardisation system and compliance to ensure the implementation of the Quality and Food Safety Assurance System for fisheries products with the Head of Standardisation System and Compliance, BKIPM, Mr Teguh Samudro. The following is our interview.

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