The CPM-14 agreed to include in its work programme the topic for a CPM Recommendation on “Facilitating safe trade by reducing the incidence of contaminating pests associated with traded goods”.
This topic was proposed by Australia with support from New Zealand as contained in the CPM paper CPM 2019/37.
Experts interested in joining this virtual group to improve the draft text, please send an email to Mr Ian Thompson (Ian.Thompson@agriculture.gov.au) and copy the Secretariat (Adriana.Moreira@fao.org) by 20 May 2019.
Experts should provide (by 20 May 2019):
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity organized a moderated online discussion forum on matters related to invasive alien species, with the following timetable:
The Secretariat would like to encourage ...
Surveillance is at the core of phytosanitary activities. The IPPC Secretariat published in 2016 a guide for NPPOs to understand the principal requirements of surveillance programmes.
This guide was kindly translated in Spanish by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The IPPC Secretariat thanks IICA for the translation and Communidad Andina (CAN) for the review and hopes this resource will make an impact to strengthen phytosanitary systems in Spanish speaking countries.
The Plant Pest Surveillance Guide is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/86051/
At the CPM-14 session held last week, FAO and the IPPC Secretariat launched a call for human-interest stories on plant health. The call is intended to promote real stories about how plant health affects the lives of a variety of people across sectors.
Your story will be used to inspire people to take action.
Please send your story to IYPH@fao.org. The deadline to advise if you plan to send stories is 30 June 2019. The deadline for the finalized stories ...
The IPPC Guidelines on Sea Container Surveys provide guidance to national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) on how to inspect and record contamination details in a consistent and harmonized manner when undertaking the sea container cleanliness surveys. The Guidelines have been developed by the Sea Container Task Force (SCTF) - a sub-group of the IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC).
The Guidelines and accompanying excel sheets for recording and reporting information, as well as building a database useful for analysis are available in all FAO languages at: https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/guides-and-training-materials/
The Guidelines provide detailed ...
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.
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 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 ...
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):
The Detailed Agenda – Schedule of the CPM-14 main sessions and the Plenary time-table has been posted on the International Phytosanitary Portal (IPP) and is available at the following link: