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Workshop on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for developing law on official controls for Albania

29 July 2021

A 5-day workshop on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for developing laws on official controls for Albania took place throughout the last week of July at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD). The workshop was organised by the Food Safety Project and delivered by Mr. Erik Akse, Expert in Better Regulation, EU decision-making and Public Administration Reform.

Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) is a systemic approach to critically assessing the positive and negative effects of proposed and existing regulations and non-regulatory alternatives and the workshop will help participants with basic steps in the RIA process in Albania assessing impact, requirements for change, effect on business and cost in state budget.

Participants from MoARD, discussed the current situation of official controls in Albania in alignment with European Union requirements and opportunities for development in Albania to achieve the required EU standards. RIA Unit, Prime Minister’s Office representative attended also the workshop organised in MoARD premises.

Funded by the European Union, the project "Support for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Standards" is being implemented by a group led by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The implementing group also includes the Finnish Food Authority, the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Creative Business Solutions (CBS) in Albania.

Photos during RIA Workshop