The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) brings together 21 Asian countries and 30 European countries, as well as the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Its aim is to promote dialogue and cooperation between Europe and Asia in all areas of common interest. It was founded in 1996, and provides a forum for informal discussion based on equal partnership and mutual benefit.
Considering the utmost importance that food safety has for all ASEM members and the need to foster technical and scientific cooperation in this area, a first ASEM seminar on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and food safety was organised by the European Commission in 2015. Given its valuable outcome, it was decided that a second conference should take place.
This 2nd conference will focus on the main aspects related to food safety, in particular on food standards and official controls, e-commerce practices, food related frauds and animal health international standards. It will also include a session on combatting antimicrobial resistance.