Viewing items from March, 2019
Dear IPPC contracting parties, RPPOs and IPPC partners,
We are glad to announce that the 14th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) is coming closer. The CPM-14 will take place at FAO headquarters in Rome from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Besides the plenary events, a pre-CPM session on ePhyto will take place on Monday to demonstrate and present the latest developments of the IPPC ePhyto Solution project. Moreover, five side sessions and a special topic session on a variety of plant health topics will take place. They will cover:
27 March 2019, Rome – The IPPC Finance Committee (FC) met prior to the start of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14). The FC reviewed budgetary and finance related CPM-14 documents and the progress made in the financial management of the IPPC Secretariat since their last meeting.
The IPPC Secretariat presented the financial report for 2018; the resource mobilization report for 2018; and the work plan and budget for 2020. The FC also discussed financial issues related to the IPPC ePhyto solution; the celebration of the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) in 2020; and the challenge of fully funding these ...
Please be aware that some IPP user invited to CPM-14 has received fake phishing attempts by email that seems sent by IPPC.
In this fake email they are asking flight details, WhatsApp, Telegram and viber number.
Dr. Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), at a meeting with representatives from the DG SANTE of the European Commission (EC) at EC-HQs in Brussels.
22 March 2019, Brussels - The IPPC/FAO delegation met with representatives from the DG SANTE of the European Commission (EC) as a follow-up to their meeting held in November 2018. The main objective of the meeting was to discuss ways to boost the new collaboration between the IPPC Secretariat and the DG SANTE of the EC.
During the meeting, the IPPC Secretary Xia expressed his sincere gratitude to the DG ...
Rome, 27 March 2019 -The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in collaboration with the FAO IT department (CIO) has built a mobile app for 14th Session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM-14) that will greatly simplify participant’s experience at CPM-14.
The app can be downloaded for free to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. It contains all the information you need for the event plus extra features to enhance your experience such as networking opportunities, schedules, and much more. The app allows you to:
The XIX International Plant Protection Congress will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 10 to 14 November 2019. Organized by the International Association for Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), ICRISAT and the Crop Protection Societies in India, the 2019 Congress programme of events aims to address emerging key issues in crop and plant protection. International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020) will be one of the topic of the Congress.
The organizers announced that the registration is now open with Early Bird registration ending May 31, 2019.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on Audit in the phytosanitary context (2015-014) which will take place from 3 to 7 June 2019 in Canada: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/725/.
The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 66 on Audit in the phytosanitary context (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85297/).
The IPPC Secretariat has recently issued an online questionnaire to contracting parties (CPs) developed by the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force to facilitate the implementation of the Sea Containers Complementary Action Plan for Assessing and Managing the Pest Threats Associated with Sea Containers, endorsed by CPM-12.
The questionnaire will collect information from NPPOs that can provide data and/or are currently monitoring sea container cleanliness. The collected information, along with cleaning data provided by industry, will make it possible to measure the uptake and impact of the IMO/ILO/ UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU ...
The explanatory document for ISPM 5 (Glossary of phytosanitary terms), the “Annotated Glossary”, provides detailed notes on terms and definitions in the Glossary.
It is reviewed by the Technical Panel of the Glossary and published every three years.
This latest version takes account of decisions until SC November 2018 and supersedes the last published version of 2016.
The Annotated Glossary is now available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/87049/
The report of the Focus Group on Commodity and Pathways Standards meeting, held in Rome from 03-05 October 2018 is now available at the following link:
The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Mr. Kunio Mikuriya and the Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), Mr. Jingyuan Xia.
18 March 2019, Rome - At the invitation of the Secretary to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), Mr. Jingyuan Xia, the Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, visited the IPPC Secretariat hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Both parties agreed on a Joint Work Plan for Cooperation (2019-2022) between the two Organizations, following on from the IPPC-WCO Cooperation Agreement signed on 19 June 2018.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Annual Report 2018 is now available online! The annual report aims to highlight the IPPC’s major achievements in 2018 in an easy to read new format.
The report also explains why these achievements are important for the global plant health community. Highlights include the adoption of 10 new standards, progress made in electronic phytosanitary certification (ePhyto) and other projects. The report also gives background information on the IPPC, its governance structure and work with plant protection organizations and other partners. A special chapter is dedicated to the 2018 Annual Theme: Plant Health and ...
19 February 2019, Rome - The IPPC Secretariat’s Task Force on Monitoring and Evaluation (TFME) organized a two-day workshop to develop a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework. The new M&E framework will help improve the IPPC Secretariat’s ability to monitor the implementation of the IPPC Strategic Framework 2020-2030 once adopted. It will also provide guidance to contacting parties seeking to establish their own national M&E frameworks.
During the workshop, which took place from 18 to 19 February 2019, the IPPC Community‘s Theory of Change (ToC) was updated. The IPPC Secretariat’s M&E matrix was ...
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Expert Working Group (EWG) for Focused revision of ISPM 12 (Phytosanitary certificates) in relation to re-export (2015-011), which is tentatively scheduled for 9-13 December 2019 in Rome, Italy.
Nominations are due 15 May 2019.
Expertise required (according to Specification 67):