Uganda adds an Endpoint Inspection Area at the Entebbe International Airport

The new Endpoint Inspection Area at the Entebbe International Airport. (MAAIF)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda has officially opened a new Endpoint Inspection area at the Entebbe International Airport. An Endpoint Inspection Area is one where the final inspection of the agricultural exports is undertaken.

The first phase of inspection and audit is undertaken at farm level, the second at pack house level and the third on the vehicles to make sure that the produce is transported in safe and clean vehicles.

The new Endpoint Inspection Area at the airport was set up through collaboration with the private sector, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda and the World Trade Organization through the Standards and Trade Development Facility.

This additional Endpoint Inspection Area was set up in accordance with Section 24 of the Plant Protection and Health Act 2015 which allows for provision of suitable areas for office, inspection and destruction facilities at harbors and airports among other areas.

The private sector was represented by Management Teams of member companies of the Uganda Flower Exporters Association. Rosebud Limited was represented by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia who also handed over repackaging machines in contribution to the Endpoint Inspection Area.Repackaging Machines are used to close packages that are opened for checking in the Endpoint Inspection Area.

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