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Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee – Activities

6th NKTOT Session
6th NKTOT Session

Fresh info on trade issues was presented and discussed at the sixth session of the National Coordination Body for Trade Facilitation (NKTOT) on May 13. FIC was represented by the Vice President of the Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee Nenad Radenkovic. Topics discussed included: UNECE Study on regulatory and procedural barriers in trade of Serbia…

Comments on Food Labelling
Comments on Food Labelling

On January 11, FIC sent to the Agriculture Ministry members’ comments on the Draft Instruction/Guide on the application rules on stating the origin of the main food ingredient. In a letter to the Ministry, FIC outlined that the document is very well prepared and very useful for the companies dealing with the food production, especially…

Digital Services for Plants Protection and Tobacco Directorates
Digital Services for Plants Protection and Tobacco Directorates

On January 13, information on the new digital services for businesses related to the plant protection and tobacco was sent to the members of the AIT and Food Committee. Digitization of these procedures is one of the results of the three-year Project for Improving the Business Environment in Serbia. List contains 27 fully digitized procedures…

Elections and Reorganization of Committees
Elections and Reorganization of Committees

Hereby we announce the regular elections for FIC Committees and the implementation of the reorganization of Committees. Reorganization is aimed at increasing efficiency and will result in decrease of their number from 11 to 8. Having in mind the current situation with COVID-19 epidemic and preventive measures that can be taken, the elections will be…

FIC Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee Co-President Penezic at FIC Guide 2020/21
FIC Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee Co-President Penezic at FIC Guide 2020/21

Dragan Penezić, Co-President of the FIC Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee (British American Tobacco SEE d.o.o) Commitment Yields Results We support the efforts of the Government of Serbia aimed at combatting illicit trade and propose the establishing of a special department of the Prosecutor’s Office that would be responsible for excise products. The grey economy…

FIC Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee Co-President Stikic at FIC Guide 2020/21
FIC Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee Co-President Stikic at FIC Guide 2020/21

Dragana Stikić, Co-President of the FIC Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee (Nestlé Adriatic S d.o.o.) Ensure Uniform Application of the Law The work of our committee is devoted to improving the regulatory framework as it relates to the food industry. That’s why we continue to focus on implementation of the full harmonisation of Serbian regulations…

FIC Members Host Inspectors’ Trainings
FIC Members Host Inspectors’ Trainings

In April, two FIC members hosted the trainings for the inspectors for using the E-inspector system. FIC members were invited in February to provide support to the trainings by offering equipped classrooms and equipment for two days trainings. As explained at that time by the Support Division and Coordination Commission for Inspection, over 800 inspectors…

Insight into Discussion of FIC Online Conference on Digitalization
Insight into Discussion of FIC Online Conference on Digitalization

On June 2, FIC organized online Conference on Digitalization titled: ‘’Digitalization in Serbian Regulations: Possibilities and Limitations’’. Interest of both members and state institutions was high. The event attracted around 100 FIC members and gathered 15 representatives of the 7 state and Government institutions to discuss with FIC Committee chairpersons challenges and benefits of digitalization…

Last NKTOT Meeting in 2019
Last NKTOT Meeting in 2019

On December 27 FIC participated at the session of the National Coordination Body for Trade Facilitation (NKTOT). Action plans for the expert working groups of the Body for 2020 and 2021 were presented and discussed in view of being adopted by mid-January. Participants were provided the Draft plans ahead of the meeting. FIC was represented…

Meeting on Reporting on Hodograms
Meeting on Reporting on Hodograms

On December 29, FIC participated at the online meeting of the WG for Combating Illicit Trade of the Coordination Commission for Inspection Supervision. Main topics were development of future work plan and improvements in the reporting system for previously adopted workflows – hodograms. It was agreed that those who prepared hodograms are the ones to…

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