Dragan PenezicHead of Regulatory and External Affairs,
British American Tobacco
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:
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 more info about the organization of committees and the scope of their activities please see main Committees page.