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The OIE has initiated the creation of an Observatory to monitor the implementation of its standards in order to identify the difficulties and constraints faced by Member Countries and therefore to propose solutions.

The Technical Item for the 86th General Session (May 2018) on “Implementation of OIE standards by OIE Member countries – state of play and specific capacity building needs” is a good way to engage all OIE Delegates in this project.


While the development of sanitary standards is a central mission of the OIE, the Organisation must also look at how they are implemented...

The OIE is designing an Observatory on the implementation of OIE standards. The Observatory is intended to serve as a tool to monitor progress and constraints faced by Members in the implementation of the OIE standards.

Through the Observatory, the OIE will be better able to determine the effectiveness and practicability of its standards in order to propose solutions to Member Countries. The expected outcomes would be more effective implementation of OIE standards and to assist the OIE to develop a more strategic focus to its capacity building activities.

OIE delegates play a key role in ensuring implementation of OIE standards through promoting…

+    Quality of Veterinary Services (Chapter 3.1. of Terrestrial Code) and Aquatic Animal Health Services (Chapter 3.1. of Aquatic Code)

+    Veterinary Legislation (Chapter 3.4. of Terrestrial Code)

+    Official disease status and Transparency

+    Public-Private Partnerships

+    Participation in standard-setting process

The Technical Item for the 86th General Session will be the first milestone of the Observatory project...

The technical item for the 86th General Session “Implementation of OIE standards by OIE Member countries: state of play and specific capacity building needs” will be the result of the analysis of the responses to a questionnaire sent to all OIE Delegates. The questionnaire was designed to provide an overview of how Members take into account OIE standards in the national legislation and to identify challenges in this respect. This will serve as the basis for the future design of the mechanisms to support the Observatory.

Further information on the Observatory project: