Calls

Latest Calls from the IPPC Secretariat

Call for Topics for the Strategic Planning Group (SPG, October 2013) and CPM9 (April 2014)

Posted on Tue, 28 May 2013, 18:00 None

The International Plant Protection Secretariat requests contracting parties to propose topics (new topics or current topics requiring additional emphasis or review) for the upcoming Strategic Planning Group (SPG) by no later than Friday, June 7, 2013. A final decision on the topics to be addressed will be made by the CPM Bureau by September 9, 2013. For the purposes of this call, the suggestions do not have to be detailed, but the suggestions should have a sentence stating the topic with an additional 2-3 lines of explanation. Following the Bureau’s discussion in June and additional input from the TC-RPPO ...

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Call for participation in the Phytosanitary Capacity Development Roster of Consultants

Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 18:19 None

Plant protection and phytosanitary measures experts are invited to apply to be listed in the Phytosanitary Capacity Development Roster of Consultants.

The Phytosanitary Resources page www.phytosanitary.info was developed to consolidate a range of resources related to phytosanitary issues. Current offerings include over 200 technical resources (trainings, diagnostic protocols, etc). A web-based database of service providers on phytosanitary issues on web page will offer information on self-nominated experts with competencies in developing phytosanitary capacity. This roster is intended to help national plant protection organizations, organizations/institutions and other stakeholders find the expertise they need to successfully implement phytosanitary capacity ...

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Call to organize side events at CPM-8.

Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2013, 18:00 None

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Contracting parties, governments, United Nations agencies, inter-governmental, nongovernmental, regional and international organizations are invited to organize a side event during the 8th session of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM) to be held in Rome, Italy from 8 to 12 April 2013.

These events and any information presented should have direct relevance to the purpose and activities of the IPPC. (https://www.ippc.int/about/what).

Please also bear in mind the following:

Organizers who are not part of an official delegation (e.g. those from non-governmental agencies) will be able to observe the plenary session ...

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Country information on implementation of ISPM No. 15

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Details on the implementation of ISPM No. 15 and the use of the wood packaging mark in individual countries will be added under NPPO News (see the link on the left side of this page) when provided to the IPPC Secretariat by countries. At the moment, NPPO News contains data for: - the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Canada

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2006 Pest Free Area Survey Deadline Extended

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

The IPPC Secretariat is collecting background information on the implementation of Pest Free Areas (PFAs) in countries as requested by CPM 1. This survey has been sent to national IPPC contact points and they have been requested to complete this survey on-line. The link below provides copies of the letters sent to the IPPC contact points, and a paper version of the survey to faciltate data collection before the survey is completed on-line.

The new deadline for submission is 30 November 2006 (the deadline has been extended).

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Update: Call for nominations of experts

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

The IPPC Secretariat is issuing a call for nominations of experts to take part in drafting international standards and diagnostic protocols.

Documents are now posted in English, French and Spanish. To access more information and documents for the call, click on the link "Call for nominations 2007" below.

Deadline for submission of nominations is 15 September 2007.

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Draft specifications for consultation available

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Four draft specifications for ISPMs were approved by the Standards Committee in November 2007 for member consultation. Specifications outline the content and scope a future International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) and provide the expert drafting group with directions on what to consider while drafting the ISPM.

To access the specifications and other related documents, click here: Draft specificatons for consultation

If you have problems downloading the files, they can be obtained from the IPPC Secretariat upon request by e-mail to: ippc@fao.org.

The consultation period of 60 days ends 18 February 2008

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Call for topics for the standard setting work programme

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

A call for topics for the standard setting work programme is being made. Topics for new or revised ISPMs may be submitted, as well as topics for diagnostic protocols and phytosanitary treatment areas. Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2007.

To access documents for the call click on "Call for topics 2007" below.

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Update: Draft ISPMs for member consultation available (regular process)

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Draft ISPMs for member consultation through the regular standard setting process are now available in English, French and Spanish.

To access the draft ISPMs, click on the link "Draft ISPMs 2007" below.

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Draft diagnostic protocol for member consultation available (fast-track process)

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

The draft diagnostic protocol for Thrips palmi is now available for member consultation through the fast-track standard setting process.

To access the draft, click on the link "Thrips palmi fast-track" below.

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Draft irradiation treatments for member consultation available (fast-track process)

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Fourteen (14) draft irradiation treatments are now available for member consultation through the fast-track standard setting process.

To access the draft treatments and information documents for the consultation, click here: Draft irradiation treatments

The member consultation period of 100 days ends 31 January 2008.

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Electronic Certification: Call for experts

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Following ICPM-7, an Electronic Certification Working Group (ECWG) is to be established to formulate policy recommendations regarding electronic certification to be presented to the CPM in April 2006. The group’s tasks will include developing a statement of basic principles for electronic certification, modelled on the brief statement made by Codex Alimentarius, and identifying any challenges involved in implementing electronic certification from the perspectives of NPPOs, exporters and importers. A meeting of ECWG, hosted by the Netherlands, will take place in January 2006.

Note: “electronic certification" is taken to mean the issuing of phytosanitary certificates by the certifying exporting authorities ...

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Call for phytosanitary treatments

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

Submissions are being solicited for the following types of phytosanitary treatments:

Treatments associated with wood packaging material for inclusion in Annex I of ISPM No. 15 Treatments for fruit flies Irradiation treatments that are alternatives to methyl bromide in the following categories: - treatments for forest products - treatments for thrips and/or mites on fruit and vegetables - treatments for whiteflies, thrips and/or mites on cut flowers. Deadline for submissions is 15 September 2007.

To access the documents for this call click on "Call for treatments 2007" below.

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Reminder: members are encouraged to submit comments on the draft strategy for building national phytosanitary capacity by 1 June 2009

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 21:01 None

As an outcome of the OEWG on Building National Phytosanitary Capacity, the following papers were produced:

a draft concept paper on national phytosanitary capacity which included a definition of phytosanitary capacity; a draft strategy based on situation analysis and in which six strategic areas were identified as priorities; and a draft operational plan (these papers are also available as annexes to the report of the OEWG on BNPC) as well as a paper on mentoring as it relates to phytosanitary capacity building and aid effectiveness principles for phytosanitary capacity building analogous to those outlined in the Paris Declaration on Aid ...

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