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Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

Call for Experts (TPFQ)

Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015, 10:57 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part as members in the Technical Panel for Forest Quarantine (TPFQ) and an invited expert to aid TPFQ in developing a Forest Tree Seed annex to the Standard on International movement of seed (2009-003).

Nominations will be accepted from governments, National or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs). Nominations should be submitted through the respective NPPO or RPPO official IPPC Contact Point and self-nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from a government authority.

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Call for Case Studies

Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2015, 09:22 None

The Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) has launched a desk study for clarifying and validating the extent to which diversion from the intended use occurs in international trade in plants and plant products. Diversion from intended use is of significant relevance to all contracting parties and occurs when regulated plants, plant products and other regulated articles are used for other than their originally declared purpose after importation. Diversion from intended use relates to fundamental concepts such as pest risk analysis (PRA), appropriate strength of phytosanitary measures and responsibilities of the national plant protection organizations (NPPOs). The issues associated with ...

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Call for pictures on Soils and Plant Health

Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 18:28 None

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In the framework of the International Year of Soils, the IPPC is preparing a publication on Soils and Plant Health. Pictures are therefore solicited for use in this publication. In particular, we request images with: - soil and soil adherent to plants as a commodity; - methods of inspection of soils; - diagnostics methods for pests of soils; - phytosanitary measures applied to soils.

The resolution of the pictures should be at least 4200 x 3000 pixels. Native camera resolution and a caption should be provided.

For each picture used, captions and authorship will be indicated.

Pictures send them before the 1st November to ...

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Call for Phytosanitary Technical Resources

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 16:34 None

Following key decisions of the 10th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measure (CPM) in March 2015 and the Capacity Development Committee (CDC) 6th meeting in June 2015 the IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for the collection of following technical resources:

  • Software applications (including mobile apps) for pest identification, diagnosis, surveillance and other activities related to plant health and targeting different audiences.
  • Plant health risk communication resources (targeting different stakeholders, providing understanding of the specific issues of plant protection and pest risk, promoting and explaining pest management decisions, information and education programmes, different risk communication strategies e.g. during ...

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2015 June - Call for Experts (EWG Sea Containers)

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 18:13 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts for an Expert Working Group (EWG) to develop an international standard on Minimizing pest movement by sea containers (2008-001).

Nominations are due by 10 August 2015.

Nominations will be accepted from governments, National or Regional Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs or RPPOs). Nominations should be submitted through the respective NPPO or RPPO official IPPC Contact Point and self-nominations should be supported by an accompanying letter from a government authority.

Please see the 2015 June - Call for Experts (EWG Sea Containers) page for more information, including the call ...

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Call for topics 2015

Posted on Fri, 05 Jun 2015, 10:09 None

The 2015 call for topics starts on 5 June and ends on 14 August.

As outlined in the IPPC Standard Setting Procedure, a biennial call for topics for the IPPC standard setting work programme is being made . The last call occurred in 2013.

Topics being solicited include the following:

• new topics for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs)

• new components to existing ISPMs, such as supplements, annexes or appendices

• revisions or amendments to adopted ISPMs, supplements, annexes, appendices or glossary terms

• pests for which a new diagnostic protocol should be developed

• new topics for phytosanitary treatments. Note that specific treatment ...

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2015 April call for discussion papers for the working group to discuss the concept of a commodity standard

Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2015, 14:53 None

During its tenth session (16-20 March 2015), the Commission for Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) agreed that the concept of a commodity standard should be determined and agreed to Terms of reference (ToRs) for a working group to discuss the concept of a commodity standard (please find them attached).

The meeting of the working group is scheduled to be held from 20 to 24 July 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Experts for the working group have been selected by the CPM Bureau.

According the ToRs, the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is issuing a call for discussion papers for this meeting ...

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Second Call for Independent Experts: Establishment of an IPPC Dispute Settlement Expert Committee

Posted on Wed, 25 Feb 2015, 15:33 None

This call for independent experts is issued with a view to establishing the Expert Committee for the Phytosanitary Dispute between the Republic South Africa and the European Union (IPPC Dispute number 10ZAF01).

The Expert Committee will be established on the basis of Article XIII of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and will act in accordance with the IPPC Dispute Settlement Procedures.

Pursuant to the procedure of selection set out in paragraph 27 of the IPPC Dispute Settlement Procedures, on 25 September 2014 the IPPC Secretariat solicited the IPPC Contracting Parties to nominate experts for possible membership to the Expert ...

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IPPC Membership of the Standards Committee (SC) and the Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement (SBDS)

Posted on Mon, 02 Feb 2015, 14:47 None

The Secretariat is currently soliciting nominations from all FAO regions for members and potential replacements for the Standards Committee and Subsidiary Body on Dispute Settlement. Both subsidiary bodies, containing members from all seven FAO regions, are responsible for the crucial decisions that shape and improve the IPPC. Decisions made by these bodies can impact national food security, the health and biodiversity of all ecosystems, trade, and capacity building needs.

This is a reminder to work within your regions to ensure that all formal nominations reach the Secretariat by 20 February 2014.

The call for nominations letters and attachments are posted ...

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Call for DPs Authors - November 2014

Posted on Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 14:47 None

Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of two IPPC diagnostic protocols (DPs) as outlined below:

  • Puccinia psidi (2006-018)

  • Striga spp. (2008-009)

Nominations are due 15 January 2015.

Authors will work in liaison with the member of the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) in charge of this protocols to develop two draft protocols as annexes to ISPM 27:2006 (Diagnostic Protocols for Regulated Pests) with English as primary language of the draft. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of experts nominated as authors should outline the specific diagnostic expertise with the pest. Technical ...

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Establishment of an IPPC Dispute Settlement Expert Committee: Call for Experts

Posted on Thu, 25 Sep 2014, 18:51 None

Nominations of experts are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for appropriately qualified experts for possible membership of the IPPC Expert Committee on the Phytosanitary Dispute between South Africa and the European Union (IPPC Dispute number 10ZAF01).

South Africa claims the strength of phytosanitary measures required by the EU is inconsistent with the level of risk posed by the introduction of Citrus Black Spot (CBS – caused by the fungus Guignardia or Phyllosticta citricarpa) on fruit that is imported into the EU. Ongoing bilateral discussions over a number of years have not resolved the issue ...

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2014 August - Call for Experts (TPDP, TPPT, EWGs)

Posted on Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 18:08 None

Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for appropriately qualified experts for membership on (i) Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) and (ii) Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT). Expert nominations are also sought for three Expert Working Groups (EWGs) to develop international standards on (iii) International movement of grain, (iv) Revision of ISPM 6:1997 (Guidelines for surveillance), and (v) Safe handling and disposal of waste with potential pest risk generated during international voyages.

It should be noted that members of Technical Panels serve for a 5-year term.

Nominations will be accepted ...

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Call for nomination of members and potential alternate of the Capacity Development Committee (CDC)

Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014, 12:21 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified candidates to be members of the IPPC Capacity Development Committee (CDC). At its 7th Session (CPM-7, 2012) the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures agreed to create the IPPC CDC to provide oversight and contribute to the delivery of the IPPC Strategic Objective of developing National Phytosanitary Capacity of its members. Members serve for terms of two years, with a maximum of six years. All IPPC Contact Points and RPPOs contact points are invited to nominate suitable candidates to serve as members of the CDC by 30th September 2014 ...

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SPG Invitation and calls for topics (with discussion papers)

Posted on Fri, 08 Aug 2014, 19:27 None

An invitation message has been circulated to national contact points for the coming meeting of the IPPC Strategy Planning Group (SPG), to take place on 7-10 October 2014.

See the attached message.

Please pay a special attention to the fact that the SPG meeting this time will have a little different arrangement in terms of the preparation of participants, based on the earlier decision by the Bureau. First, all the participants are requested to present papers in advance on key strategic points, for the visioning exercise “IPPC in 20 years” at the SPG meeting.

Second, the participants are also encouraged ...

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