The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/494/ .
The meeting is taking place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 November 2017.
The draft ISPMs and draft Specifications to be discussed on the meeting will be available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/sc-draft-ispms-for-cps-rppos/ in the restricted area of the IPP in due course.
Compiled comments from the 2017 consultation on draft specifications have been posted on the IPP: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/member-consultation-draft-specifications-ispms/ The IPPC Secretariat thanks all who have participated in the consultative process.
The IPPC Secretariat is working to develop the business model for the ePhyto Solution. See more.
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat would like to hereby announce that the 3rd IPPC Global Symposium on ePhyto is to be hosted by Malaysia on the 22-26th of January 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, supported by the Asia & Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC). This event will be partially funded through the Australian contribution to the IPPC, as well as funds allocated by the APPPC. The Symposium theme will be “ePhyto & Trade Facilitation”, aligned with development and piloting of the Hub and Generic ePhyto National System (GeNS). We would kindly like to request all National Plant Protection Organization (NPPOs) to ...
The agenda for the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area (2009-005) is available at https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/576/.
The meeting will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 18 to 23 September 2017.
The EWG will work on the revision of ISPM 8 following the tasks outlined in the approved Specification 59. The outcomes of the meeting will be presented to the Standards Committee (SC) in May 2018.
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The following IPPC guides are now published in Russian on the Phytosanitary Resources page:
The guides were translated under the project MTF /AZE/007/STF Strengthening phytosanitary inspection and diagnostic services in Azerbaijan thanks to continuous support from FAO subregional office for Central Asia.
These two new translations of the IPPC guides developed under the STDF/PG/350 project “Global Phytosanitary Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Training Kits Project” is meant to assist contracting parties to improve their phytosanitary ...
An article by Brent Larson, IPPC Senior Standards Officer, has recently appeared on the European Seeds magazine. You may read it here: http://european-seed.com/another-seed-food-security-sown/
The report of the 2017 Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) meeting (Rome, 15 - 19 May, 2017) has now been posted. You can find the report on the IPP at this link. The 2017 SC-7 revised the following four draft ISPM under the second consultation, which will close on the 30 September 2017:
The Biosecurity Information Facility Portal (http://bif.lrd.spc.int/) was officially launched on 9 August 2017 by John Hedley, Principal Advisor, New Zealand. It was prepared by the Pacific Community (SPC) and it hosts the biosecurity operating procedures for the 22 island countries of the Pacific Plant Protection Organisation. It is an internet based hands-on tool designed for use by biosecurity border officers to carry out everyday duties relating to protecting the isolated fragile borders of the South West Pacific island nations.
The site was initially establish to host plant biosecurity procedures to safeguard the protection of plant germplasm ...
Two draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) are currently under the DP notification period:
The DP notification period was opened on 1 July and will close on 15 August. Contracting parties have 45 days to review the draft DPs and submit an objection, if any, along with a technical justification and suggestions for improvement of the approved DP. If no objection is received, the DP is considered adopted by the SC on behalf of the CPM.
More information is available at: https://www.ippc.int ...
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has advertised an internship position on Post-Harvest Experiments at IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria. The intern will take part in the fruit fly phytosanitary treatment project. The deadline for application is 11 August 2017.
The vacancy announcement is available at this link.
The presentations of the 2017 IPPC Regional Workshops and the unofficial translations in Russian of the draft ISPMs sent for first consultation (thanks to EPPO) are now available at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/regional-ippc-workshops/2017-ippc-regional-workshops/
June 2017 Bureau report is available now and you can find it here.
New documents of the Eurasian Economic Union in plant quarantine will come into effect from 1 July 2017:
the Uniform list of quarantine objects of the Eurasian Economic Union;
Common rules and standards for ensuring quarantine regime of plants within the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.