My name is dr. Ólafur Sveinn Oddgeirsson, an Icelandic-British veterinary expert, with over twenty five years’ experience in animal health and veterinary public health both within the EU and in EU third countries. My previous roles include being a Senior Officer of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority, responsible for the supervision of the uniform application and implementation of EU legislation in the EFTA States, particularly concerning animal health, animal welfare, food of animal origin and border controls. Prior to working for EFTA, I was a director of the Institute of Dairy Research in Iceland. I have carried out numerous assessments of the official supervision of the food industry in EU third countries, including legal framework, enforcement agencies, laboratories and checks on imports, delivering training on food safety related issues around the world and assisting agri-food business to upgrade to EU standards. For last 6 years, I have worked on a large EU development project (EDES) supporting Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to improve their official controls, laboratories and SPS standards in the Caribbean and Pacific regions. Dr. Oddgeirsson is fluent in English, German and Danish. I have also developed software packages for audits and inspections of food establishments, which could be applied for any kind of registrations in the field (see www.estabman.com ), using tablets or mobile phones.