Viewing items from June, 2018
The IPPC guides and training materials from the Phytosanitary resources page now are available.
You can find them here.
Further information on the contributed resources will be available shortly.
Meeting with DG TRADE and DG SANTE
The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has very strong cooperation with the European Commission (EC). For the past decade, the EC has provided generous and continuous financial support to the IPPC Secretariat’s Work Plan, notably support for travel for representatives of IPPC contracting parties to attend meetings, the implementation of the IPPC and its International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, and supporting the Implementation, Review and Support System (IRSS) project. To further strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the IPPC Secretariat and the EC, a delegation from the IPPC Secretariat payed ...
The 9th InforMEA Initiative Steering Committee meeting was held from 5-8 June 2018 in Montreux, Switzerland. Ms Paola Sentinelli, Information Management Officer of the IPPC Secretariat, attended the meeting on the IPPC behalf.
The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. The Initiative is facilitated by the UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. The MEA Steering Committee meets annually and provides strategic direction.
This June meeting analyzed the progress report on InforMEA Phase II and inter-sessional work on ...
© CIHEAM- 2018: All participants of the 2018 IPPC-CIHEAM-Bari Training Course on Developing Phytosanitary Capacities
For the third time, the IPPC Secretariat, delivered the IPPC-CIHEAM Bari training course on “Developing national phytosanitary capacities” at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (CIHEAM-Bari) from the 28th of May until the 8th of June 2018 in Bari, Italy. Ms. Sarah Brunel, the Implementation Facilitation Officer of the IPPC Secretariat was involved in this activity on the IPPC behalf.
The course was delivered to 16 students of the CIHEAM Master 1 Integrated Pest Management programme. Students originated from several countries in the Mediterranean Basin (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan ...
Dr. Jingyuan Xia, Secretary of the International Plant Protection Convention, and Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), signed an agreement at the WCO Headquarters in Brussels on 19 June 2018 to promote cooperation on matters of common interest to help facilitate the international trade of plants and plant products in a safe and efficient manner.
The areas where the two Organizations will cooperate include, but are not limited to: Electronic Data Exchange (ePhyto), eCommerce, Sea Containers, Single Window and Communication and Advocacy. In addition, the IPPC and WCO will establish a joint work plan with ...
CIHEAM Bari and FAO will organize a three-days meeting at CIHEAM Bari on 23-25 October 2018 entitled: "International meeting - Innovative and sustainable approches to control the Red Palm Weevil (RPW)". More information is available here.
The June 2018 CPM Bureau meeting was held on 11-15 June 2018 in Rome, Italy with participation of all seven Bureau members as well as all core team members of the IPPC Secretariat. The meeting was chaired by the CPM Chairperson, Mr Javier Trujillo (Mexico), and opened by Mr Jingyuan Xia, the IPPC Secretary.
The meeting started with the discussion of the action points of the April 2018 Bureau meeting and the CPM-13 followed by the updates from the IPPC Secretariat and the report of the IPPC Financial Committee (FC) Meeting in June 2018.
The Bureau members discussed and agreed ...
IPPC Contracting Party Contact Points have been sent a letter announcing that the IPPC ePhyto Hub is now open for business. Any Contracting Party/Country wishing to do so is now welcome to sign up and participate. Joining the Hub is not mandatory, but it offers the opportunity for countries with existing national electronic certification systems to exchange phytosanitary certificates electronically once any technical changes needed have been completed. Countries without national electronic certification systems of their own will be offered the opportunity to use the GeNS system once the pilot is completed and reviewed (expected by the end of ...
The consultation on the new draft IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 is now open!
Contracting parties, regional plant protection organizations, members of the Standards Committee and Implementation and Capacity Development Committee and relevant international organizations are invited to provide their feedback by 1st September 2018 through the IPPC Online Comment System (OCS) at this link: https://ocs-new.ippc.int/
The IPPC Financial Committee (FC) meeting was held from 7-8 June, 2018, at FAO-HQ, Rome, Italy, just before the CPM Bureau meeting which commenced on 11 June, 2018. The meeting was chaired by Greg WOLFF (Canada - new FC Chair), opened by Jingyuan XIA, IPPC Secretary, and attended by Lois RANSOM (Australia - FC member), Kyu-Ock YIM (Republic of Korea - FC member), Lucien KOUAME KONAN (Côte d’Ivoire - FC member), Craig FEDCHOCK (IPPC Adviser) and Marko BENOVIC (Budget and Planning Officer of the IPPC Secretariat).
The main objectives and activities of this FC meeting were to: 1) update the Work plan and ...
The CPM-13 report has been posted and is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/governance/cpm/cpm-reports/
The report of the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) May 2018 meeting is now available on the IPP at :
The meeting was held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy from 21 to 25 May 2018.
The ePhyto Project Technical Committee(PTC)/ePhyto Steering Group (ESG) met during the week of May 28 in Dublin, Ireland. The meeting was graciously hosted by the Irish Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. The meeting was successful on a number of levels. The PTC agreed that the ePhyto Hub is now open for business, meaning that interested IPPC Contracting Parties with the capacity to do so may now begin to integrate their existing national systems into the Hub. The PTC also presented the current status of the Generic National System (GeNS) by the United Nations International Computing Center ...
The 2018 May Standards Committee meeting was successfully held in Rome, Italy from 14 to 18 May 2018. The report is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85924/ .