Under the scope of ATP Project, “The Workshop on New Legislation and Practices on the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs" was held in Ankara on 7 - 8 February 2022

All stakeholders related to perishable food transportation were brought together at the workshop organized within the scope of the "Strengthening Institutional Capacity in the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs" project, which is being  conducted  by  the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the General Directorate of Transport Services Regulation under USOP and supported by the European Union.

In the workshop;

Opinions were exchanged on the compliance status and readiness of all sectors related to the new regulation.

Some of the topics discussed:

·         The expectations of different parties in the sector,

·         The problems that may arise during the implementation,

·         Solutions to the problems,

·         The effect of ATP on the sector,

·         The importance of the cold chain,

·         Cold chain transportation,

·         New technologies and

·         Future perspectives for food safety


The speakers in the workshop informed the participants by making several presentations about the transactions they made in their own sectors.

In addition to the officials of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, FAO, TSE, UND, ASÜD, BESD-BIR, Treder, SETBIR, Food Safety Association, SOSIAD, ISIB and experts from the private sector attended as Workshop speakers and a question and answer session was held at the end of each panel.

One of the prominent results of the workshop; It has been observed that the national transport operations of the main companies in the ATP / Perishable Food sector are carried out in accordance with the new regulation. ATP. Therefore, it has been determined that it would be appropriate to implement the ATP obligation at the end of the 3-year transition period determined in national transports, without a need for another postponement. By this way, unfair competition will also be prevented.