Foreign Investors Council
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Phone: +381 11 3281 958, 3281 965
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Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee

Anti-Illicit Trade & Food Committee

Main aim of the Committee is to improve the regulatory framework related to the food and agriculture industries and intensify the fight against illicit trade through regulatory changes and better law enforcement. Issues are identified and solutions proposed through discussion between members’ representatives from different sectors – agri-chemical, beverage, food-processing, detergents, law practice, petrol, pharmaceutical, private security, publishing, retail, and other fields. 

Established in June 2020 as part of reorganisation of FIC committees, it has over 35 members.

Main priorities defined in Anti-Illicit Trade &Food Committee Programe 2020-2021 are:

  • Full implementation on Law on Inspection Supervision, as well the further improvement of the National Programme for Fighting the Grey Economy
  • Improvement of regulatory framework related to food industry by implementing full harmonization of Serbian regulation with EU and ensuring uniform interpretation of the regulations of all sectors within the Ministries and unique treatment by the various inspection bodies
  • Trade facilitation with simplified import and export procedures
  • Establishment and implementation of a system of risk assessment in terms of food safety
  • Modernization of the market control institutions and mechanisms
  • Efficient cooperation with main GoV stakeholders and raising awareness and significance of AIT and food related topics – national and regional approach

Main partners for fulfilling those goals are: Government members and other key stakeholders, EU Delegation, National reference laboratory, sanitary inspections, the Customs Office, World Bank, IMF etc. Committee members participate in various working groups, with emphasis on those formed by the National Trade Facilitation Body and  Coordination Commission for Inspection Oversight.

For all the information regarding this committee please contact Regulatory Officer Tanja Jovanovic, via e-mail tanja.jovanovic@fic.org.rs or phone +381 11 3281 958 +381 11 3281 965.

For more info about the organization of committees and the scope of their activities please see main Committees page.

CO-PRESIDENT FOR FOOD

Dragana Stikic

Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager for Adriatic Region,
Nestlé Adriatic S d.o.o.

VICE PRESIDENT

Nenad Radenkovic

Head of Group for Coordination of Projects NIS a.d. Novi Sad (Naftna industrija Srbije)
Members: (in alphabetical order)