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Helping make sea containers pest-free: Meeting of the Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF)

Posted on إثنين, 10 ديسمبر 2018, 12:06

9 November 2018, Shenzhen, China - With the huge volume of international trade, sea containers can become vehicles for plant pests and diseases to spread into new areas. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has therefore set up a special Sea Containers Task Force (SCTF) to deal with this specific issue. The SCTF’s second meeting recently took place from 5 to 9 November 2018 in Shenzhen, China where participants:

  • reviewed the Terms of Reference (ToRs) and the Rules of Procedures (RoP) of the IPPC SCTF;

  • discussed the Commission on Phystosanitary Measure’s Recommendation (R-06) on Sea Containers – in particular the ...

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A clearer governance structure and new strategic directions: Highlights from the IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee meeting

Posted on إثنين, 10 ديسمبر 2018, 10:27

Participants at the third IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee meeting in Rome. © FAO

30 November 2018, Rome - The third meeting of the IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) was held between 26 and 30 November 2018 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The meeting addressed the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures’ (CPM) request to establish a clear management and governance structure for this new committee established in 2017. New strategies to enhance high priority IC activities such as the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE), the development of guides and training materials, phytosanitary capacity development projects, collaboration between the IC and ...

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Collaboration with the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Posted on جمعة, 07 ديسمبر 2018, 10:28

29 November 2018, Brussels – Delegates from the IPPC Secretariat met with Mr Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General of the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), to discuss potential cooperation between both Secretariats. This was the first time that such a collaboration was officially discussed.

During the meeting, Mr Jingyuan Xia, IPPC secretary, expressed the IPPC’s strong interest in cooperating with the ACP Secretariat in particular in building phytosanitary capacity at the national level; celebrating the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020; and combatting emerging regulated pests.

Mr Xia briefed Mr Gnassounou on the ...

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Enhancing Bilateral Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the DG SANTE of the European Commission

Posted on أربعاء, 05 ديسمبر 2018, 16:45

29 November 2018, Brussels – The IPPC delegation met with representatives from the European Commission’s (EC) DG SANTE and briefed them on important activities of the IPPC Secretariat, such as developing the IPPC strategic framework for 2020-2030; promoting commodity and pathway standards; enhancing safe and efficient trade, preparing for celebration of the International Year of Plant (IYPH) 2020; and dealing with emerging regulated pests.

The IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, also expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to DG SANTE for its continuous and generous support to the IPPC’s work programme in cooperation with DG TRADE. He further urged ...

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Working with the World Customs Organization to develop a Joint Work Programme for 2019-2021

Posted on ثلاثاء, 04 ديسمبر 2018, 15:40

29 November 2018, Brussels – Delegates from the IPPC secretariat and the World Customs Organization (WCO) met to discuss the development of an IPPC-WCO Joint Work Programme for 2019-2021.

During the meeting, the IPPC Secretary Mr Jingyuan Xia gave a briefing on progress made by the IPPC Secretariat in promoting the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) that came into force in February 2017. Highlights of the briefing included the development of the IPPC Action Plan for Trade Facilitation; improving IPPC ePhyto solutions (the IPPC ePhyto Hub and Generic National Systems or GeNS); the work of ...

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Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the DG TRADE of the European Commission

Posted on ثلاثاء, 04 ديسمبر 2018, 14:47

28 November 2018, Brussels – The IPPC delegation met with representatives from the European Commission’s (EC) DG TRADE and briefed them on major progress made on the IPPC Secretariat’s work in developing the IPPC strategic framework; commodity and pathway standards; trade facilitation; the International Year of Plant (IYPH) 2020; emerging pests; and cooperation with the World Customs Organisation (WCO).

The IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, also highlighted progress made in projects focusing on implementing the IPPC and its International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs); as well as on the Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS). These projects are supported ...

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Historic participation of the IPPC Secretariat in the meeting of the Working Party of the Chief Plant Health Officers (COPHS) of the European Union (EU)

Posted on ثلاثاء, 04 ديسمبر 2018, 11:34

28 November 2018, Brussels– IPPC Secretary, Mr Jingyuan Xia, delivered a keynote presentation on the “Impact of Globalization on Plant Health and IPPC Strategies” at the meeting of the Working Party of the Chief Plant Health Officers (COPHS) of the European Union (EU).

In his presentation, Mr Xia emphasized the challenges, benefits and impacts of globalization; the IPPC’s strategic direction; and the IPPC’s cooperation with the EU. In particular, the IPPC Secretary expressed his great gratitude and appreciation to the EU, its regional organizations, and member countries for their continuous and generous support to the IPPC work programme ...

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