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Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

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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2014 June Call for participants for Expert Consultation on phytosanitary treatments for the Bactrocera dorsalis complex

Posted on Thu, 19 Jun 2014, 11:48 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts and scientists to participate in the Expert Consultation on Phytosanitary treatments for Bactrocera dorsalis complex. Invited experts would be expected to share an overview of treatments they have developed and through discussion, participants should be able to identify and agree how to address the main issues in the development of B. dorsalis complex treatments such as experimental design, statistical analyses, confirmatory trials, treatment evaluation and treatment submission. Also, experts are expected to present their data and participants will analyse commonalities between data. To help facilitate this process ...

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Call for DPs authors - March 2014

Posted on Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 19:56 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified authors to take part in the diagnostic protocol for Anoplophora spp. (2004-020) under the discipline Insect and Mites in the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) work programme. Nominations are due on 17 April 2014. Further details are available on the IPP clicking here.

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Call for DPs authors - January 2014

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2014, 13:04 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified authors to take part in four diagnostic protocols in the Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) work programme.

Nominations are due on 21 February 2014.

The four diagnostic protocols (DP) are outlined below:

  • Liberibacter solanacearum (2013-001)

  • Conotrachelus nenuphar (2013-002)

  • Anguina spp. (2013-003)

  • Fusarium moniliformis / moniforme syn. F. circinatum (2006-021)

Further details are available on the IPP clicking here.

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International Plant Protection Convention Call for Experts

Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2013, 18:07 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in Expert working group (EWG) to develop international standard on International movement of wood products and handicrafts made from wood (2008-008).

This call closed on 15th February 2014

Please follow the link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/calls/calls-for-experts/2013-december-ippc-call-for-experts for more information.

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International Plant Protection Convention Call for Experts

Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2013, 13:12 None

The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for appropriately qualified experts to take part in the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) and the Technical Panel for the Glossary (TPG) and two Expert working groups (EWGs) to develop international standards on International movement of cut flowers and branches (2008-005) and Safe handling and disposal of waste with potential pest risk generated during international voyages (2008-004).

Please note the due date for submissions of nominations was 15 November 2013. This call for experts is closed.

Please follow the link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/calls/calls-for-experts/2013-september-ippc-call-for-experts ...

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Framework for Standards Task Force - Call for discussion papers submissions

Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 17:16 None

In 2013, a task force (TF) for the Framework for Standards was established and a meeting will be held on 18-20 September 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. The TF will use an existing framework for standards and consider the results from the several IRSS surveys done over the last two years, including the general survey. Also, the TF will consider discussion papers on this theme. The IPPC Secretariat is soliciting discussion paper submissions for the upcoming meeting on the Framework for Standards Task Force. Submissions of discussion papers should be sent to the IPPC Secretariat by e-mail (ippc@fao.org) no ...

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Call for Authors on Diagnostic Protocols

Posted on Tue, 06 Aug 2013, 12:04 None

IPPC call for authors on Diagnostic Protocols is open. Nominations are being solicited by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for authors of four IPPC diagnostic protocols (DP) as outlined below: - Liberibacter spp. / Liberobacter spp. on Citrus spp. - Liberibacter solanacearum - Conotrachelus nenuphar - Anguina spp. Nominations are due 27 September 2013. 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). Curriculum Vitae (CV) of experts nominated as authors should outline ...

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Call for Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 16:43 None

Please note: This call for experts is closed. The ECCT meeting held from 02-06 December 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Use the following link: https://www.ippc.int/core-activities/standards-setting/expert-consultation-on-cold-treatments for more information. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting nominations for qualified experts and scientists to participate in the Expert Consultation on Cold Treatments (due to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2013) to identify collect and evaluate information on existing cold treatments that are needed for regulated pests and regulated articles and that may be implemented at a global level. Selected experts are ...

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Call for topics 2013

Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2013, 16:15 None

The 2013 call for topics starts on 20 May and ends on 31 August. The IPPC Secretariat makes a call for topics every two years. Note that because the 2011 call for topics was cancelled, the last call occurred in 2009. For the 2013 Call for Topics, 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 ...

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