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Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

Call for experts: Expert working group (EWG) on Guidance on pest risk management (2014-001)

Posted on Mon, 07 Aug 2017, 09:32 None
Deadline on Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 09:32

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Expert working group (EWG) to develop a draft International standard for phytosanitary measures (ISPM) on Guidance on pest risk management (2014-001).

Nominations are due 20 September 2017.

Six to eight experts with collective expertise in:

  • conducting pest risk analyses (PRAs)
  • evaluating and selecting pest risk management options
  • applying phytosanitary measures in the international trade of plants and plant products.

Experts with extensive experience and expertise across a number of these fields will be given priority.

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Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) - Call for alternate member nominations from the Asia and Europe regions

Posted on Wed, 05 Jul 2017, 13:41 None
Deadline on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 23:57

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations from national IPPC Official Contact Points and/or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) for appropriately qualified individuals to be alternate members of the new IPPC subsidiary body – the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC), to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). Alternate members are required to be nominated from each region to participate in meetings of the IC when the regional member is unable to attend.

The number of individuals nominated per contracting party and/or RPPO has no limitation, multiple nominations submitted will be considered.

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2017 July - Sea Container Task Force - Call for Experts

Posted on Tue, 04 Jul 2017, 14:59 None
Deadline on Mon, 31 Jul 2017, 23:57

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts from contracting parties (CPs) to participate in a Sea Container Task Force to supervise implementation of the Complementary Action Plan for Assessing and Managing the Pest Threats Associated with Sea Containers.

Nominations from the national official IPPC contact point should be submitted to the CPM Bureau member from your region (with a copy to the IPPC Secretariat ippc@fao.org) by 31 July 2017.

The nominations will be reviewed and the IPPC Secretariat will recommend experts to the CPM Bureau for selection based on the experience ...

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July 2017 - Call for discussion papers for the Expert working group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of pest status in an area) (2009-005)

Posted on Mon, 03 Jul 2017, 15:46 None
Deadline on Mon, 07 Aug 2017, 23:44

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of pest status in an area) (2009-005) which will take place from 18 to 22 September 2017 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 59 on the Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of pest status in an area) (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/2369/).

IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 07 August 2017 to the ...

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Draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) under DP notification period

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 16:28 None
Deadline on Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 23:55

The Standard Committee (SC) approved the following draft diagnostic protocols (DPs) for the DP notification period:

  • Phytophthora ramorum (2004-013)
  • Tomato spotted wilt virus, Impatiens necrotic spot virus and Watermelon silver mottle virus (2004-019).

Contracting parties have 45 days to review the approved 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.

This notification period starts on 01 July 2017 and ends on 15 August 2017.

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Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) - Call for member nominations from the Near East region

Posted on Mon, 22 May 2017, 16:51 None
Deadline on Wed, 31 May 2017, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations from national IPPC Official Contact Points and/or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) for appropriately qualified individuals to be members of the new IPPC subsidiary body – the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC), to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The number of individuals nominated per contracting party and/or RPPO has no limitation, multiple nominations submitted will be considered.

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) should be referred to when considering nominations.

Nominations are due by 31 May ...

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Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) - Call for member nominations

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 09:35 None
Deadline on Fri, 12 May 2017, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations from national IPPC Official Contact Points and/or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) for appropriately qualified individuals to be members of the new IPPC subsidiary body – the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC), to replace the Capacity Development Committee (CDC). The number of individuals nominated per contracting party and/or RPPO has no limitation, multiple nominations submitted will be considered.

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the the Implementation and Capacity Development Committee (IC) should be referred to when considering nominations.

Nominations are due by 12 May ...

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February 2017 - Call for discussion papers for the Expert working group (EWG) on the Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary action (2014-002)

Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 10:50 None
Deadline on Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 23:57

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary action (2014-002) which will take place from 12 to 16 June 2017 in Ottawa, Canada.

The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 65 on the Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/82244/), which was approved by the Standards Committee in February 2016 via e-decision.

IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 25 April ...

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2017 CALL FOR EXPERTS

Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 15:15 None
Deadline on Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for experts to take part in:

  • one Expert working group (EWG) to develop an international standard on Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions (2014-002),
  • one EWG on the Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an area (2009-005),
  • the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG).

Nominations are due 31 March 2017.

The EWG on the Authorization of entities to perform phytosanitary actions (2014-002) is tentatively scheduled for 12-16 June 2017 in Ottawa, Canada

The EWG on the Revision of ISPM 8: Determination of pest status in an ...

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CALL FOR PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS

Posted on Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 12:01 None
Deadline on Mon, 05 Jun 2017, 23:55

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for:

1. Phytosanitary treatments to be adopted as international standards, as annexes to ISPM 28 (Phytosanitary treatments for regulated pests).

2. Phytosanitary treatments used in international trade, to be posted on the Phytosanitary Resources page.

The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) will review the submissions. As the TPPT meets in English, it is preferable to make the submissions in English.

You may make a submission at any time, but if you wish your submission to be considered by the TPPT in their next meeting in 2017, please send it ...

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Call for presentations on the successes and challenges of implementation of the IPPC at the CPM-12 Session (April 2017)

Posted on Wed, 21 Dec 2016, 12:30 None
Deadline on Fri, 03 Mar 2017, 23:59

The International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat requests IPPC contracting parties and RPPOs to propose cases of successful experiences or to highlight challenges faced while implementing the IPPC, its ISPMs and Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Recommendations for presentation at CPM-12.

The objective of this CPM session is to enable IPPC contracting parties to share their experiences on addressing implementation issues they face and which might be of general interest to other IPPC contracting parties. The session is intended as a forum for contracting parties and RPPOs to report:

  • positive solutions to their main challenges or
  • report on issues that were ...

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Call for the collection of information to support the implementation of the CPM11 recommendation on the Importance of pest diagnosis

Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2016, 15:49 None

The IPPC Secretariat issues a call for the collection of information on:

Pest reference collections including physical, digital etc. (summary description including accessibility)

Planned Diagnostic trainings (next two years)

Diagnostic training resources

The information gathered will be used to support implementation of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) 11 recommendation on the importance of pest diagnosis and made available on the Phytosanitary Resources webpage.

In April 2016, CPM 11 adopted a recommendation on the importance of pest diagnosis (CPM 11 report Appendix 16). The recommendation underlines the importance of accurate and rapid pest diagnosis for export certification, import inspections, the ...

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Call for the Meeting of the CPM Strategic Planning Group

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016, 16:53 None
Deadline on Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 16:53

The IPPC is pleased to confirm arrangements for the meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) Strategic Planning Group (SPG) and to formally invite you to attend this meeting.

Registration for the meeting: You are requested to confirm your participation by providing full contact details by simple email directly to Ms Ida Mancini (Ida.Mancini@fao.org) no later than 7 August 2016 in order to finalize local arrangements.

Regarding travel assistance and funding: Donors have made limited funds available to assist participants from developing countries with travel costs. The first ten participants who fall under the IPPC criteria ...

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2016 June call for discussion papers on the International movement of grain

Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2016, 10:39 None
Deadline on Fri, 26 Aug 2016, 00:00

Deadline extended to 26 August 2016 due to low response.

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting discussion papers in preparation for the meeting of the Expert Working Group (EWG) on the International movement of grain (2008-007) which will take place from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

The EWG will develop a draft standard according to Specification 60 International movement of grain (https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/2512/), which was approved by the Standards Committee in May 2014. IPPC contracting parties and other interested parties are invited to submit discussion papers by 12 August ...

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